The Committee for the Promotion of Diversity and Inclusion's mission is to develop, coordinate and support events, programs, resources, and communications that create an inclusive and equitable environment in which MIT Libraries staff are valued and empowered to effect positive change by actively pursuing a social justice agenda within the Libraries and the communities we serve.
CPDI is committed to embedding diversity, inclusion and social justice throughout the organization’s practices, policies, services, and culture by partnering with staff, students and faculty to advocate for broader adoption and implementation of these goals.
To that end, we commit to the following:
Raise awareness of and address issues of power and privilege on a structural as well as at a representational level within and across the organization, our collections and services.
Engage with and support marginalized communities as they challenge systemic oppression.
Highlight and uplift the voices and visibility of marginalized communities in our events, programs, resources and communication.
Hold the Libraries accountable to our stated values.
Categorically reject the concept of library neutrality.
CPDI will also act in an advisory and support role for the Libraries leadership as well as groups and individuals within the MIT community and beyond that are involved in or wish to engage in DISJ work.
Appointed by the Director of the MIT Libraries, the Libraries' Committee for the Promotion of Diversity and Inclusion is composed of library employees committed to the goals of Diversity, Inclusion and Social Justice. It consists of at least five members at-large and may be chaired by up to three co-chairs. Members at-large are full- or part-time Library employees from both administrative and support staffs, serve two-year staggered terms, and may be appointed to one successive term.
More information about the committee can also be found on our wiki.
Women@MIT Project Archivist
firstname.lastname@example.org | 14N-118 | 617.253.5705
Archives Collections Associate
email@example.com | 14N-118 | 617.715.4466
Dan Pribble, co-chair
Access Services Associate
firstname.lastname@example.org | 10-500 | 617.253.9355
Metadata Operations Engineer
email@example.com | NE36-6th floor | 617.253.0757
Access Services Assistant
firstname.lastname@example.org | 10-423 | 617.253.9325
Heather Yager, ex-officio
Associate Director for Digital Library Services
email@example.com | NE36-6th floor | 617.253.3839
Grace Kindeke, co-chair
Administrative Assistant II
firstname.lastname@example.org | NE36-6th floor | 617.324.4983
Greta Kuriger Suiter
email@example.com | 14N-118 | 617.258.5533
Monica D Ruiz
Access Services Associate & Reserves Coordinator
firstname.lastname@example.org | 10-500 | 617.258.9138
Human Resources Assistant
email@example.com | NE36-7th floor | 617.258.5594
firstname.lastname@example.org | NE36-6th floor | 617.324.4988
User Experience Specialist and Content Strategist
email@example.com | NE36-6th floor | 617.253.9361