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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Hoover: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Hoover Library

An overview of DEI procedure, policies, and resources at Hoover Library.

Overarching Approach

The Hoover Library is open to the public, but its primary mission is to support the students and faculty of McDaniel College. As part of the college, we are guided by our First Principles, which compel us to place students at the center of a humane environment and demand that we respect others and share responsibility for the common good.

We are also guided by the American Library Association's principles of diversity and code of ethics, such that Hoover Library: 

  • Recognizes the critical need for access to library and information resources, services, and technologies by all people, especially those who may experience language or literacy-related barriers; economic distress; cultural or social isolation; physical or attitudinal barriers; racism; discrimination on the basis of appearance, ethnicity, immigrant status, religious background, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression; or barriers to equal education, employment, and housing. (ALA Policy Manual: B.3 Diversity)
  • [Affirms] the inherent dignity and rights of every person. We work to recognize and dismantle systemic and individual biases; to confront inequity and oppression; to enhance diversity and inclusion; and to advance racial and social justice in our libraries, communities, profession, and associations through awareness, advocacy, education, collaboration, services, and allocation of resources and spaces. (ALA Code of Professional Ethics)


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