Diversity in UK Libraries

Diversity Statement

The University of Kentucky Libraries cultivates and encourages diversity and inclusivity in its personnel policies and procedures and in its collections, programs and services. 

UK Libraries seeks to recruit and hire employees who represent the diversity of its communities and provides equal access to employment and opportunities for advancement without regard to personal characteristics unrelated to ability, performance or qualifications. 

UK Libraries fosters an environment of tolerance, fairness and respect, promoting access to collections, programs and services without regard to race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, beliefs, abilities, or lifestyle.

-- Approved by UK Libraries Executive Committee, 4 September 2013

The Diversity Scholar Program

As one effort to increase diversity, UK Libraries developed an Undergraduate Diversity Scholar Program, which began in Fall 2014.  The program provides two undergraduates with an interest in diversity and promoting multicultural awareness within the Libraries an internship opportunity to:

-Experience professional level work within an academic library setting
-Participate in, develop and lead initiatives or projects that enhance diversity goals
-Gain valuable research and communication skills
-Receive mentoring, build resumes, prepare for future employment
-Earn $8.80 for an average of 10-15 hours/week for the 2016-17 academic year

Undergraduate UK students with a compelling interest in the educational benefit of diversity and inclusiveness, regardless of major, are invited to apply. 

Undergraduate Diversity Scholar Program requirements and forms.

HOURS for January 23, 2022