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Marywood Receives Library Excellence in Access and Diversity Award

Marywood University received the 2024 Library Excellence in Access and Diversity (LEAD) Award from Insight Into Diversity magazine, the largest and oldest diversity and inclusion publication in higher education. The LEAD Award honors academic libraries’ programs and initiatives that encourage and support DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) across their campus. These include, but are not limited to research, technology, accessibility, exhibitions, and community outreach. MarywoodUniversity will be featured, along with 55 other recipients, in the March 2024 issue of Insight Into Diversity magazine.


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“We know that many academic libraries are not always recognized fortheir dedication to diversity, inclusion, and access” says Lenore Pearlstein, owner and publisher of Insight Into Diversity magazine. “We are proud to honor these college and university libraries as role models for other institutions of higher education.” A call for nominations for this award was announced in October 2023.