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Equity & Social Justice Advisory Group Resources: Home

Last Updated: Jan 22, 2021 3:59 PM


The University at Buffalo Libraries supports and advocates for the principles outlined in UB’s Inclusive Excellence Strategic Plan. Issues of diversity, inclusion, equity, and social justice should not be relegated to the work of a single group or individual, but integrated into the daily work of the Libraries. Everyone in the Libraries is responsible for participating in the activities and goals of this group. The Equity and Social Justice Advisory Group (ESJAG) serves as an advisory body to the VPUL and:

  1. Advocates for diversity, inclusion, equity, and social justice, and fights systems of oppression surrounding ability, age, class, gender, nation, race, religion, and sexual orientation, both implicit and explicit, among Libraries’ employees and in Libraries’ work practices;
  2. Supports and coordinates trainings, education, and conversations to facilitate difficult and meaningful change in the Libraries;
  3. Recommends outreach and engagement activities to connect with and support the UB community around relevant issues;
  4. Recommends Libraries-wide policy or procedural changes;
  5. Assists in implementation of the Libraries’ overall strategic plan and assessment of strategic goals;
  6. Liaises with university-wide initiatives and communicates with leadership and staff across the Libraries.

This list of resources is not comprehensive, but aims to provide a starting point for research into social justice topics. If you have suggestions for additions to this guide, or comments on resources that are included, please contact Stacy Snyder (

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