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Equity & Inclusion: Home

What is Equity & Inclusion?


The creation of policies, practices, and processes that ensure equitable educational outcomes for all students.

The authentic participation across identities and cultures specifically for students, participation addresses persistence, retention and completion as well as a number of other metrics commonly used to determine students’ progress through the college. For employees, participation can encompass serving on a Shared Governance Council to retention, promotional and professional opportunities.

Source: Glossary of the Madison College Equity and Inclusion Plan

Librarians Coaches Who Can Help En Espanol

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Erika Linzner, MA-LIS
(608) 246-6659
User Support and Academic Technology Librarian

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Brandon Whisenhunt
(608) 243-4895
Libraries & Academic Support Partner
Metro Campuses
United States Veteran

May: Celebrating Asian Pacific American Authors

Celebrating Diverse Authors during Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Amy Tan

Chinese American author

Joy Luck Club

The kitchen god's wife

            The bonesetter's daughter     

                      Samira Ahmed                  

   Asian American journalist, broadcaster, writer


Love, hate & other filters


Kam Mak       

     Author and illustrator

My chinatown

Year of the panda

Kam Mak: Smithsonian National Postal Museum

Lan Samantha Chang

Writer of short stories and novels


All is forgotten, nothing is lost

Hunger:  a novella and stories

                                                         Image: Libraries are for everyone
(Image courtesy of a Creative Commons license;
created by Hafuboti)

American Library Association: Equity,
Diversity and Inclusion Resources

So You Want to be a Librarian?
Recruiting for Diversity in the Profession

(guide from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

Video: ALA profile of Thurgood Marshall Middle School Library, Nashville


This guide has been designed to provide information on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I).  It was created and is maintained by a team of staff members from the Libraries and Student Achievement Centers. This team was formed in July 2020 and supports the College strategies of providing a safe, inclusive and representative space for students and staff.  Here you will find resources about activities and efforts at Madison College, in our local communities, and nationally. You may find links to and information about educational and training resources, as well as materials for personal growth.