IDEA: Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility

IDEA Statement

Grand Valley State University Libraries are committed to inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility. We strive to provide an environment in which all members of the campus community feel welcome, safe, supported, respected, and valued. All library staff and faculty are active in the ongoing work of identifying and eliminating barriers to ensure that all members of the library community are able to fully participate in library spaces and services. We work to ensure that our tools, devices, services, and environments are available and usable by as many people as possible.

As part of this effort, the libraries have formed the Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility (IDEA) committee to enable and facilitate IDEA initiatives and education. Acknowledge that education in this area is ongoing, the IDEA committee will be positioned to be responsive to needs as we embrace a learner mindset.

This commitment is in alignment with Grand Valley State University’s value of inclusiveness and are done in coordination with a variety of campus and community partners including the Division of Inclusion and Equity. As libraries, we are also in alignment with the American Library Association’s values of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.

User Feedback Process

You can provide feedback regarding inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility in the Grand Valley State University Libraries, or any general feedback about library services or spaces, at any library service desk or through: 

You can expect to hear back within twenty four hours, excluding library closures. The response will include a confirmation that the library has received your feedback, with further response to follow as necessary. 

Feedback will be reviewed by library staff and directed to the appropriate manager. 

Other resources: