EDI Resources

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Welcome to the EDI resources page.  Our aim is to highlight existing and ongoing efforts within our sector, and the wider public context, to advance equality, diversity and inclusion.  We hope you find these resources informative and useful. 



  • SCONUL Equality, diversity and inclusion benchmarking data project, SCONUL
    As part of SCONUL’s commitment to help drive improvements in equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) across the library sector, we commissioned research to explore whether it would be possible to capture EDI statistics as part of the SCONUL statistics.  We are delighted that this study shows that members believe we can and should capture this data.  Doing so will provide an important benchmark that will support individual institutions in measuring their own progress as well as supporting the sector in fostering greater diversity. 
  • Tackling Racism on Campus
    Resources, designed to help tackle the issue of racism on university and college campuses,produced, funded and supported by the Scottish Funding Council, working in partnership with HE equalities organisation, Advance HE, and created by a steering group of experts from the Scottish further and higher education sectors.


  • 100 Black Women Professors NOW launch event, 2 June 2021
    The 100 Black Women Professors (100BWP NOW) initiative recognises the specific experiences of black women and looks to use this programme to culturally sensitize institutions and colleagues towards challenging existing systems and structures to drive change. Watch the 100BWP NOW launch even


    The SCONUL BAME Forum is an open forum for BAME staff working in academic and research libraries to network and share information.  Watch this space for upcoming events.

    Past SCONUL BAME events

    • 14 September 2021: SCONUL BAME group inaugural Allies Forum
      Black, Asian and minority ethnic staff members and their allies were invited to come together to discuss what it means to be an ally and to share best practice and experiences. Jess Gardner, University Librarian at Cambridge University provided the opening address and members from the SCONUL community shared case studies of successful partnerships. 
    • 9 February 2021: SCONUL BAME group open forum
  • Wikimedia UK - Connected Heritage webinars: sharing cultural heritage online
    Webinars hosted by Wikimedia UK to help heritage and cultural organisations share their content through Wikipedia and its sister sites. They particularly would like to invite partners who share their commitment to increasing the engagement and representation of marginalised people and subjects. To sign up, please select from the following dates and register via Eventbrite, events are free to attend.  https://wikimedia.org.uk/connected-heritage/ Any questions can be directed to connectedheritage@wikimedia.org.uk