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Equity, Diversity and Inclusion


Building on the foundation of the formerly named Library Diversity Committee (LDC), the IDEAS (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Anti-racism, Accessibility, and Social Justice) Committee will support the University of Delaware Library, Museums and Press by facilitating programming and professional development opportunities for staff as well as through assessment of past, present, and future structures with a focus on cultural harms that may be embedded in our practices. An early focus will be placed on anti-racist work, but with no intention to exclude other important inequities (e.g. patriarchy, ableism, homophobia, antisemitism, etc). The ultimate goal of the committee is to empower our colleagues to operationalize the values found in the Library, Museums and Press Strategic Directions as well as the values of the University.

See our full charge here.


Current Committee

  • Yuqiao (Brigitte) Cao, Affiliate Assistant Librarian, Pauline A. Young Resident and Visual Literacy Librarian, Museums and Instructional Services, 2021/2023 
  • Petra Clark, Library Assistant III, Special Collections Department 2022/2024 (co-chair)
  • Yalonda Green, Assistant Librarian and English and Africana Studies Librarian, Research and Engagement Department, 2022/2024
  • Julia Oestreich, Director, University of Delaware Press, 2021/2023
  • Michael Stewart, Senior Assistant Librarian and Metadata Librarian, Cataloging and Metadata Department, 2021/2023 (co-chair)
  • Jennifer Wilson, Library Assistant III, Acquisitions Department, 2022/2024
  • Maisha Carey, Deputy University Librarian and Director of Organizational Learning (ex-officio)


If you would like to contact the Library Diversity Committee, please email them at