IDEA Committee

  • Inclusion: Helping lead the Libraries to a place where differences are welcome, different perspectives are respectfully heard and where every individual is valued and feels a sense of belonging.
  • Diversity: Advocating for the importance and positive impact of diversity in the Libraries staff, collections, exhibits, services and spaces.
  • Equity: Meeting people where they are and working toward equitable policies and practices of fairness, justice, equal access, and equal opportunity for all people.
  • Accessibility: Providing assistance and instruction which lead users to independent study and research.

Library EDI news

Learn about recent University Libraries' equity, diversity, and inclusion news and events 

African-American woman holds a child, both wearing face coverings, at the George Floyd protests June 2, 2020, Charlotte, NC. Image courtesy of

University Libraries, The Center partner to celebrate Black History Month

Virtual Trivia Night, Feb. 11, and virtual documentary film screening of “The Last Angel of History,” Feb. 12. All students welcome to participate.

Dann Ranch landscape image with crows on fence posts in foreground and mountains in background

Two Sisters’ Story Unforgotten

Western Shoshone Defense Project Featured in University Libraries New Mining Exhibit

Linda Kopecky

Linda Kopecky joins the University Libraries as Associate Dean

Kopecky to ensure Libraries is highly engaged in meeting teaching, research needs of Carnegie R1 university; support the Libraries' Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) committee; and provide leadership for the Libraries' learning-centered service model encouraging student engagement, experiential learning and knowledge

IDEA Committee members

Nicole Allen
Coordinator, User Services - @One

Elena Azadbakht
Health Sciences Librarian

Laurel Baker, Co-Chair
Specialist, Discovery and E-Resources

Iñaki Arrieta Baro
Basque Librarian

Rebecca Glasgow - Co-Chair
Engineering and Fabrication Librarian

Linda Kopecky
Associate Dean, University Libraries

Ian McGlory
Processing Archivist

Elizabeth Roknich
Web Content Developer

Luka Starmer
Interim Manager of Digital Media Technology

Challen Wright
Metadata Librarian

Jennifer Wykoff
Document Delivery Borrowing