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Belonging and Engagement Committee

The UT Libraries Belonging and Engagement Committee is tasked with programming and activities to address social justice and cultural and diversity awareness within the University of Tennessee Libraries. As a group, we hold discussions and volunteer at library- and campus-wide events, to learn from and engage with multicultural communities and groups. We expect members to be willing to grapple with or confront or address uncomfortable topics relating to social justice.

To join us, find our membership guidelines here.

What are we up to?

UT Libraries BE Committee hosted a table at the International Festival
UT Libraries BE Committee member Tyler Schlandt talks to students at the International Festival

Fifty-Four Faces at the McClung Museum

UT Libraries Belonging and Engagement Committee invited colleagues to join the team for an enlightening tour of the McClung Museum, Fifty-Four Faces exhibit. This project honors 54 individuals who lost their lives due to gun violence as one of the campus cultural Pride Month programs.

UT Library Colleagues walk to the McClung Museum

International Fest 2022

The BE Committee hosted a booth at the 2022 International Festival, hosted by the International House, which spotlighted cultural and ethnic foods. Interested onlookers can visit a LibGuide full of excellent recipes for international food and customs, or check out a cookbook from another country at Hodges Library!

Diversity Action Plan

Learn how the libraries are working to advance access, accountability, an inclusive campus climate, and equity.

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