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Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Statement

Academic libraries within the State of New York system embrace the responsibility of curating spaces, providing services and resources that support our communities equitably, and fostering belonging. In keeping with SUNY’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion mission, SUNY Libraries are committed to continually raising cultural awareness, sustaining transformation, and working to champion initiatives that support individual expression.

Diversity & Student Success

Feinberg Library is committed to the belief that student success matters and student learning matters. We have a broad set of responsibilities and opportunities related to issues of diversity as they impact student success. To meet them effectively, we:

  • promote an environment of inclusion and equity, in which all individuals are treated fairly and respectfully, have equal access to opportunities and resources, and find success;
  • collect and provide access to a balanced, unbiased, inclusive set of print and electronic library resources, promote Banned Books week, keep our displays and exhibits inclusive, and teach information literacy and research skills so that students/faculty/staff/ and community members can create knowledge and seek out facts and truths;
  • provide diversity education, promote work habits that reward team-building, and require cross-cultural sensitivity as part of our student career development program;
  • promote inclusive pedagogies and universal accessibility on our web pages, in our instructional support, and in all the technologies we purchase, maintain, and recommend for student, faculty, and administrative use;
  • maintain an accurate archive of the college’s history and provide access to the history of our region so that students/faculty/staff/ and community members have a resource for knowing the past and building on that knowledge for a better future;
  • design and build library instructional and study spaces that work for diverse populations, accommodate persons with disabilities, and are welcoming, functional, and as easy to use as we can possibly make them;
  • search for, hire, and support faculty, staff, and students with a wide variety of personal and experiential characteristics, accommodating differences in sexual orientation, race and ethnicity, gender, social class, urban/rural /international experiences, and physical ability as best we can.

Share Your Thoughts

To add your ideas or express a concern, please contact the Feinberg Library director's office at 518-564-5191 or email library director Joshua Beatty at

The Feinberg Library diversity statement and efforts directly support the SUNY Plattsburgh Diversity Plan.