Mission

iDiversity at the University of Maryland promotes awareness of diversity, inclusivity, and accessibility
within the information professions. The iDiversity group strives to create and maintain a dialogue
between iSchool students, alumni,and faculty, as well as information professionals outside the
university, to ensure that issues of diversity are addressed in practice, research, and technology.

Vision

For the iSchool: iDiversity will remain committed as a change agent to promote an inclusive and
sustainable legacy of open communication, shared knowledge, mentoring, and cultural competency
within the iSchool, as well as encourage a continuous culture of diversity within LIS education.

For the profession: iDiversity envisions a world where information spaces reflect the global
community and a level playing field; information is equitably and inclusively accessible;
research contributes new modes of access and representation for underserved populations;
and diversity becomes an integrated part of our consciousness as information professionals
through exploration, education, and mentoring.