About This Quilt Piece

One of my main roles in the Library is to help acquire and provide access to resources. Diversity in the workplace to me means that we are building a collection of resources that represent a variety of view points, cultures, and beliefs. In essence, I believe that we have succeeded in creating this diversity if each and every person can see themselves represented in some fashion in our collections, whether it is in our books, journals, e-resources, or media collections. The “mirror” on my quilt square is meant to show that to me, diversity is achieved when you can see yourself in our collection.

Katy Gabrio, Librarian, Collection Management Periodicals, Electronic Resources
February, 2011