Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
We aim to affirm identity, experiences, culture, backgrounds, and perspectives to create an inclusive and equitable community. Who we are and how we experience the world matters.
At the Chester Fritz Library, we will develop practices to attract, retain, and support a diverse workforce within our academic library. We will also bolster campus diversity-focused student recruitment and retention by serving as a support and resource.
We will be a trusted resource for culturally inclusive information and research in the UND community. We will develop and foster an understanding of the empowerment that lies at the intersection of cultures, ways of thought, and academic disciplines.
We will offer physical and virtual spaces that welcome all people. We will advance inclusive and collaborative academic work to enhance the student experience. We will provide services that meet at the place from which they arrive ― culturally, socially, and academically.
Staff will be provided ongoing training in diversity, equity, and inclusion. All staff will promote and encourage an open and welcoming environment, with a willingness to assist as needs arise to make library spaces more accessible.
Equity We treat every person that connects with the Chester Fritz Library community fairly
and respectfully. We acknowledge groups that were and are marginalized and are intentional
in creating accessible environments.
Diversity We rely on diverse opinions, backgrounds, and experiences to make better decisions
and to invigorate our library. We are inclusive, supportive, and respectful, ensuring
that multiple points of view are heard and understood.
Inclusion We are a community where everyone is accepted, respected, and valued. In order to achieve this, we seek out and provide opportunities to expand knowledge about others' lived experiences.
If you would like assistance in another language, please ask at the Knowledge Commons.
Languages Spoken by Staff at CFL:
Proficiency 3 to 5:
Proficiency 0 to 2:
Proficiency Rating is based on the Inter-agency Language Round-table (ILR) scale set by the US. Foreign Service Institute.
0 - No Proficiency (knowledge of a few words)
1- Elementary Proficiency (basic sentences, including asking and answering questions)
2- Limited Working Proficiency (basic work commands and social phrases)
3- Professional Working Proficiency (have conversations, contribute to regular conversations)
4- Full Professional Proficiency (advanced discussions on wide range of topics)
5- Native/ Bilingual Proficiency (completely fluent)
Staff Allies at Chester Fritz Library have completely Ally Training and are recognized by the UND Pride Center as LGBTQ+ Allies.
- Rebecca Brown
- Craig Christianson
- Kelicia Christianson
- Karlene Clark
- Sally Dockter
- Brittany Fischer
- Brian Garrison
- Christopher Gasink
- Jay Gillen
- Nichole Martin
- Danielle Masursky
- Joan Miller
- Zeineb Yousif
Gender Inclusive Restrooms at CFL:
If you are a UND faculty or staff member, or a UND student and you need accommodations at the library, please contact UND Disability Services (DSS).
If you are not a member of the UND community and you need accommodations, please contact Karlene Clark or Rebecca Brown.
The JEDI Committee at the CFL (in co-operation with the Dean of Libraries and Information Resources and UND) is responsible for developing and implementing EDI initiatives and for informing and training staff and students employed at the CFL.
- Karlene Clark she/her (co-chair)
- Rebecca Brown she/her (co-chair)
- Brian Baier he/him
- Joan Miller she/her
- Shannon Nonte she/her
- Zeineb Yousif she/her
- Avery Breiland she/her (student representative)
- Morgan Compagnon he/him (student representative)