Library commits funds to antiracism resources

library display

AMBS library books on display for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2020

In response to the Black Lives Matter movement, AMBS Library is taking another practical step to resource the AMBS community for the work of confronting racism. In the 2020-21 year, the library is committing 10% of its monograph acquisitions budget to materials in the area of Intercultural Competency and Undoing Racism (ICUR). Librarians have invited teaching faculty and members of the ICUR team to join them in selecting print and electronic books for the library that take an intersectional and interdisciplinary approach to analyzing and resisting systems of oppression (e.g. white supremacy). The library has already been collecting materials in this area (see, and we hope that this formal allocation of library funds will allow us to more deeply integrate this important work into our operations.