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Musselman Library approved its second Inclusion Action Plan in December 2020, for implementation in 2021–2024. To stay abreast of changing needs, the DEIB Committee has collaborated on an updated Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Strategic plan, which addresses what we see as the most pressing issues now and in the upcoming years.

The decision to create a new plan is based on changes at Gettysburg College, including a new Chief Diversity Officer and new institutional priorities and programs, as well as decreases in budget, staffing, enrollment, and tuition revenues.

Our focus will be on three strategic areas, as determined by a library staff survey that identified organizational needs and priorities. These are library accessibility; student belonging; and student wellbeing and satisfaction. Our aspirations for each are defined in terms of three S.M.A.R.T. goals—goals which are Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Timely.

While building on existing ideals and practices, these focus areas address issues requiring more concentrated effort from us. They are not limited to the parameters of the present plan but are simply a more articulated and intentional version of the work we do every day.