The Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Collection at HKS comprises books, films, and other resources that foster communication and discussion on diversity, inclusion, and belonging at HKS, and that represent and celebrate the multitude of identities and backgrounds that make up our vibrant community. It features texts that highlight the direct experiences – whether joyful, painful, or otherwise – of those who have faced systemic marginalization and oppression, historically and/or today; and it primarily focuses on literary nonfiction, memoirs, essays, as well as fiction.
The collection is administered by HKS Library & Research Services. It is driven primarily by input from members of the HKS community as well as key partners, such as the HKS Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging (ODIB) and Institutional Antiracist and Accountability (IARA) initiative within the HKS Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation.
As a rule of thumb, titles in the DIB Collection are primarily titles that highlight experiences and identities. Research or policy-focused titles may also be included on a case-by-case basis, especially if they focus on personal experiences of or advice to faculty, staff, and student communities.
The DIB Collection is available for browsing online and in-person in the HKS Library Commons.