Q&i desk with Evans Lam, Mary Ann Mavrinac and other staff

Diversity Statement

The University of Rochester Libraries are committed to supporting a diverse and inclusive environment for students, staff, and faculty. The Libraries encourage, support and celebrate people of all races and places of origin, people with disabilities, people of diverse religious beliefs, sexualities and gender identities, and the most vulnerable in our community. UR libraries are promoted as a safe space to Learn, Discover, Heal, Create—and Make the World Ever Better.  

Libraries champion equitable access to information and entry to cultural dialogue for underrepresented voices. Staff members are empowered to promote equity, diversity and inclusion through our library services, collections, spaces, programming, and recruitment efforts.  

The UR Libraries Committee on Diversity and Inclusion was founded in 2016 to ensure that diversity and inclusion remain in the forefront of library operations through collaboration and education. Committee members are passionate, dedicated librarians and library staff who agree to serve a two year term, from River Campus, Edward G. Miner, and Sibley Music Libraries.

From the Institutional Office of Equity and Inclusion:


Institutional Goals


Current Committee Members

  • Sue Cardinal (River Campus Libraries Carlson Library)
  • Randall Cook (River Campus Libraries Administration)
  • John Dewees (River Campus Libraries Digital Initiatives)
  • Ashlee Huff (River Campus Libraries Administration)
  • Daniel Lopata (Sibley Music Library Digital Services)
  • Jennifer Luisi (Edward G. Miner Library User Services)
  • Yasmin Mattox (River Campus Libraries iZone)
  • Karen Mike (River Campus Libraries Patron Services)
  • Meaghan Moody (River Campus Libraries Digital Scholarship)