University Libraries Launch “You, Me, All Welcome” Campaign
The Texas A&M University Libraries has launched a new diversity campaign, “You, Me, All Welcome” at the five university libraries on campus. The campaign’s purpose is to remind all students, faculty and staff that the libraries are welcoming places to all in our campus community.
Each library is displaying a series of window graphics and posters to represent the diversity of students, faculty and staff at Texas A&M. Each graphic includes a silhouette surrounded by countless words that represent an array of social and cultural identities and expression.
“So many of the words and images on this topic are fraught with history and complex nuance,” says Libraries Dean David Carlson. “For me, the process we followed in putting this campaign together crystallized why it can be so very difficult to have these conversations – the languages and the visuals come laden with meanings. I would like to especially thank our Diversity Advancement Committee for their ideas and the effort that went into this campaign.”
From the books and electronic resources they provide, to being a physical hub on campus, Libraries officials say they are dedicated to extending their commitment of providing a place where all can gather to express thoughts and ideas around issues that influence research, discovery, learning, and teaching.
The campaign will continue with ongoing initiatives through the spring.