GWLA Values & Diversity

GWLA Values

Cooperating by sharing resources, talent, and ideas to encourage innovation and experimentation;

Working together and recognizing our interdependence;

Building the capacity of the collective and individual member institutions to do our best work;

Defending intellectual freedom and advocating for open and equitable access to information;

Stewarding open, accessible collections;

Embracing diversity, equity, and inclusion in our organizations, collections, services, and programs;

Demonstrating, measuring, and celebrating our growth and impact.

Multicolored graphic of hands, symbolizing diversity.

GWLA Diversity Statement

GWLA and its libraries affirm their commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and our responsibility to provide open, welcoming, and socially just environments where students and employees are respected and can thrive, learn, and work. Libraries that reflect the population they serve make our programs and collections stronger.

[Adopted by the GWLA Board, 7 Feb 2019]