The library is the natural home and a point of intersection for many kinds of difference, including diverse (and sometimes opposing) ideas, backgrounds, data, and ways of thinking, working, and perceiving. Such differences can spark disagreement and even conflict, but can also serve as a powerful creative force.

Here at the library, we celebrate diversity, but more importantly we actively seek it out, and we strive to acquire and nurture the skills that will allow us to manifest this diversity as a path to engagement, innovation, and the generation of new ideas and knowledge. These skills are vital to the university — where cultural agility and intercultural competence are becoming as important as disciplinary or professional expertise — and to the library, which offers its wide-ranging and diverse content, services, and expertise to the entire campus community and beyond.

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