Diversity Statement

Q&i desk with Evan 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.


Current Committee Members

Ralph Arbelo (River Campus Libraries IT Services)  

Ashlee Huff (River Campus Libraries Administration)

Eileen Daly Boas (River Campus Libraries Outreach Librarian)

Darcey Mulligan (Edward G. Miner Library Liaison Services)

 Daniel Castillo (Edward G. Miner Library Liaison Services)

Tahir Rauf (River Campus Libraries Financial Operations)

Lev Earle (River Campus Libraries Patron Services)

Gerald Szymanski (Sibley Music Library Digital Services)

Myra Henry (River Campus Libraries Administration)

Kathy Wu (River Campus Libraries Outreach Librarian)