Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Justice

Learn more about Tisch, Lilly, and SMFA Libraries' actions and commitments to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice (DEIJ).

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Tisch Library's DEIJ action plan

Tisch, Lilly and SMFA Libraries are working together to create more inclusive and welcoming spaces, services, and collections - both physically and digitally. Read more about what we're working on in our action plan.

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Statement on potentially harmful language in our catalogs

While we endeavor to correct past practices that are harmful, you may still encounter language used to describe materials in the library collections that is hurtful or offensive.

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Tisch Library values

We commit to making meaningful progress addressing issues of diversity, equity and inclusion in libraries, at Tufts, and in the world.

Read more about our commitment to social justice in our values and strategic framework (PDF).

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Statement of solidarity and commitment from Tufts Libraries Council

We stand in solidarity with the tens of thousands of protestors worldwide who are risking their lives during this pandemic to take to the streets in protest, because we believe that Black Lives Matter.