Commitment to inclusion

ASU Library is a space of potentiality, out of which many futures can be built and from which none are excluded.

The ASU Library affirms Arizona State University’s commitment to inclusion, demonstrated by our aspiration to “reflect the intellectual, ethnic and cultural diversity of our nation and world so that our students learn from the broadest perspectives, and we engage in the advancement of knowledge with the most inclusive understanding possible of the issues we are addressing through our scholarly activities.”

The ASU Library employs the core values of librarianship to realize our University’s Charter and Goals, by fostering inclusive and welcoming spaces, programs and events; building inclusive collections; hiring and retaining a diverse workforce; emphasizing resources that demonstrate human diversity, especially those related to the cultures and histories of Arizona and the Southwest; and advocating for, supporting, and engaging in equitable advancement and dissemination of knowledge that promotes ASU’s commitment to diversity, inclusion, equity, and accessibility.


Indigenous Land Acknowledgement

The ASU Library acknowledges the twenty-three Native Nations that have inhabited this land for centuries. Arizona State University's four campuses are located in the Salt River Valley on ancestral territories of Indigenous peoples, including the Akimel O’odham (Pima) and Pee Posh (Maricopa) Indian Communities, whose care and keeping of these lands allows us to be here today. ASU Library acknowledges the sovereignty of these nations and seeks to foster an environment of success and possibility for Native American students and patrons. We are advocates for the incorporation of Indigenous knowledge systems and research methodologies within contemporary library practice. ASU Library welcomes members of the Akimel O’odham and Pee Posh, and all Native nations to the Library.