Highlighter: Advocacy Week
Welcome to “The Highlighter,” where we’ll be exploring the various new and old services and resources available through the Falvey!
A very special resource lies at the center of this week’s “Highlighter” – the Diversity and Inclusion Resource Guide. As a part of the University’s Center for Peace & Justice Education and Campus Ministry Service Council’s Advocacy Week, Falvey Memorial Library took our newest resource guide’s mission outside the walls of the library.
At Advocacy Week, you will find dozens of organizations campaigning for various humanitarian and activist causes. For example, our neighboring table on the first floor of Connolly yesterday were raising awareness about a petition for creating a new safe space on campus. Our work on the Diversity and Inclusion guide is not so much a cause or movement we’re advocating, but we do see our work as similar.
The Diversity and Inclusion Resource Guide includes an important activist aspect. On the top left corner of the landing page, you’ll find a resource submission form – our encouragement to you to share any useful library databases you come across in your courses or elsewhere that you think should be part of the page.
Secondly, we’re using a hashtag to promote the guide, highlight diversity in the library community and contribute to the page. Using #falveyincludes on Twitter, you can add materials to the Diversity and Inclusion Resource Guide that you think are worthy of discussion within the community, e.g. an article, another tweet, or even a photo that calls the library and diversity to mind for you.
Through Advocacy Week and the Diversity and Inclusion Resource Guide, the Falvey staff hopes to show the profound effects that the library community can have beyond the library building itself. During Advocacy Week, we hope you’ll find out about upcoming events and initiatives here at the library that promote diversity and inclusion, and, with the guide, we hope you’ll explore these very elements of the Falvey community beyond simply this week.
Article by William Repetto, a graduate assistant in the Communication and Marketing Dept. at the Falvey Memorial Library. He is currently pursuing an MA in English at Villanova University.
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