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We have a fantastic library collection, but we want to make it more inclusive and diverse. As part of that mahi we have created the 'Diversify the Library' initiative. We welcome requests from you for books that reflect our University's Māori and Pacific communities and our University recognised equity groups.
Complete the form and add the acronym for Diversify the Library "DTL" in the notes field and submit!
We will be in contact to keep you up to date with the progress of your request.
The Diversify the Library project is designed with four aims in mind:
1. To develop the diversity of the University of Otago Library collection.
2. By removing barriers, enable access and input for students and staff from our Māori and Pacific Island staff and students and university-recognised equity groups on campus.
3. To increase visibility of content that is created by people from our Māori and Pacific Island staff and students and university recognised equity groups or has relevant subject matter.
4. As an important step towards meeting the University's aims and commitments to social justice and equity, as recognised in the Vision 2040 document, the Māori Strategic Framework, Pacific Strategic Framework, Equity and Diversity Policy and in line with recommendations from the University's Rainbow Tick accreditation process.
We welcome requests that reflect the values and foreground the culture and mahi of the University's Māori and Pacific communities and the University recognized equity groups as noted below:
The project is inspired by the initiatives at Goldsmiths, University of London, https://www.gold.ac.uk/library/about/liberate-our-library/ and Durham University in the United Kingdom, https://www.dur.ac.uk/library/liberatemylibrary/