Our Library program has provided this strong testimonial in support of Black Lives Matter. Much thanks to our colleagues who wrote this and shared it with the campus.
The faculty of the Library & Information Technology (LIT) stand in solidarity with Black, Latinx, Indigenous and People of Color and condemn violence and racism towards them! We, as a program, are committed to contributing to the improvement and transformation of the library profession by training library workers who know about and will work to remove barriers and provide equity in library services, policies, spaces, and collections. The LIT faculty are committed to taking antiracist action to ensure that our program nurtures the excellence of Black, Latinx, Indigenous and Students of Color and are committed to preparing students to successfully serve diverse library communities. The faculty will continue to regularly review and update our curriculum to address the rapidly changing environment in which alumni/graduates of the LIT program will be leaders in their field.