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a guide for the Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Awareness Den on the first floor of the library

Mission Statement

The Salem State University Library welcomes multiple and varied voices to our diverse community. Our intent with this space and guide is to offer a starting point in cultural competency, which is indispensable for a rich educational experience and free exchange of ideas. We acknowledge that libraries have historically failed in appreciating the diversity that makes our communities strong, and we are committed to working beyond these shortcomings. The varying resources showcased here offer an inclusive and supportive space to facilitate active conversation and learning opportunities.

Welcome to the IDEA Den

the IDEA den: 2 chairs, 2 blue bookcases with books, round table with flowers all in front of a glass wall.

IDEA Den Topics


This space is curated by Cathy Fahey, Tara Fitzpatrick, Rukmal Ryder, and Dawn Stahura.

Have questions or suggestions? Contact Dawn Stahura at