The Pauline A. Young Residency is a post-graduate appointment for early career librarians. Currently, the Library, Museums and Press are hosting two residents:
Shelby Daniels-Young currently serves as the 2019-2023 resident, with an appointment in the Manuscript and Archival Processing unit of the Special Collections Department. Ms. Daniels-Young will be responsible for processing two important African American literary collections: the papers of author Ishmael Reed and the papers of attorney Beverly Axelrod. Ms. Daniels-Young will also be involved in a variety of Special Collections public services activities.
Yuqiao "Brigitte" Cao is the 2020-2024 resident and Visual Literacy Librarian, with a joint appointment in Museums and Instructional Services. In her role as resident, Ms. Cao will focus on helping students develop the skills needed to critically evaluate visual media. She will design virtual and physical tours of Museums exhibitions, contribute to the development of programming for first-year students, and collaborate on cross-departmental projects to integrate visual literacy skills into the Library’s teaching and learning programs.
More information about the Pauline A. Young Residency program is available online at https://library.udel.edu/residency/
To strengthen organizational equity and justice, Ithaka S&R, and the libraries at the University of Delaware and Binghamton University are developing and launching an anti-racism talent management audit beginning in the spring of 2021. For more on the upcoming work, see the Ithaka Blog Post.
A complete review of the University of Delaware Library, Museums and Press initiatives is available in 2016-2018 Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Quality Review Assessment, November 19, 2018.
This list of Anti-racism Resources was curated jointly by the staff of the Library, Museums and Press and includes resources for information professionals, educators, and the general public.
The UD Anti-Racism Initiative was created in 2020 as a grassroots effort, led by UD faculty, staff, and students.