Visual Diversity Committee


This cross-departmental committee was formed to address recommendations from Duke University Libraries’ (DUL) 2020 Anti-Racism Roadmap and the recent DUL study, “Understanding the Experiences and Needs of Black Students at Duke.” The two goals that prompted the formation of the committee are to: “visually celebrate and affirm racial diversity” and “increase portraits, artwork, photographs, or other visual representations of people of color to balance the number of portraits of white people in library spaces, including the Lilly Library.”

Timeline The team produced 2 deliverables in calendar year 2021 and 2022 and plans to continue to produce at least 2 projects every year.

Current Membership

  • Meg Brown (Exhibits, committee lead) 2020-present
  • Kelley Lawton (East Campus Libraries) 2020-present
  • Linda Daniel (RIS) 2020-present
  • Diego Godoy (IAS) 2023-present
  • Naomi Nelson (EG liaison) 2020-present

Past Membership

  • Cortney Hatchell (Security and Facilities) 2020-2021
  • William Hanley (TS) 2022

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