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Equity, Diversity and Inclusion: Initiatives

Pauline A. Young Residency

The Pauline A. Young Residency is a post-graduate appointment for early career librarians. Shelby Daniels-Young currently serves as the 2019-2022 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.

More information about the Pauline A. Young Residency program is available online at



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.

Anti-racism Resource List

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.