The purpose of this guide is to provide practical support to academic staff and students who wish to build inclusive module or personal reading lists by adding a diversity of sources in terms of authorship, origin, accessibility, and theme. It does this in a number of ways:
At Edinburgh Napier University, inclusion means a commitment to providing a learning, working, and social environment "where diversity and inclusiveness is celebrated and everyone is treated fairly regardless of sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, disability, age, ethnic origin, religion or belief, marital or civil partnership status or whether pregnant or on maternity leave" (Edinburgh Napier University, 2022). This celebration actively strives to ensure that every student and staff member feels welcomed, respected, supported, and valued to participate fully in all aspects of university life.
The Library plays a key role in celebrating diversity and inclusiveness at Edinburgh Napier through developing collections that represent and support the diverse range of identities and interests of staff and students. The module reading lists that academic staff create to support student learning are fundamental to the development of the Library's collections. The selection of reading list items presents a great opportunity to add books, journals, articles, audio-visual sources and websites from a wide variety of authors that address the intersections between social justice themes and the different academic subject areas within the University.
Edinburgh Napier University. (2022). Inclusion. https://staff.napier.ac.uk/services/hr/workingattheUniversity/inclusion/Pages/EqualityDiversity.aspx
The Library is committed to developing collections that represent as far as possible the diversity of backgrounds, identities, and interests of the University's students and staff.
To achieve this, we urge you to help us to diversify and build inclusion into our collections by recommending new titles you need for your learning and research, including texts written by those from marginalised and under-represented communities and relating to social justice issues such as anti-racism, decolonisation, and equality, diversity and inclusion.
Just click on the "Recommend a Book" button below, fill in the brief form, and click "Submit".
We aim to obtain e-books where possible, in order to maximise accessibility, but will purchase print format where e-format is unavailable.
For academic staff wishing to request new titles for reading lists, please contact your Subject Librarian with the publication details of each book and the code/title of the relevant Leganto list.