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.


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.