Seattle University is a Jesuit, Catholic university with a focus on academic excellence, community engagement, diversity, and social justice. The SU_ADVANCE Library was created with support from a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Grant focused on the advancement of women faculty and minoritized faculty in institutions of higher education.
The Library contains material relevant to academic faculty, university administrators, and individuals and organizations interested in common equity issues that affect workplace environments. The Library was created as a resource for those looking for current practices, policies, and information relating to inclusion, equity, and diversity in higher education more generally, as well as in STEM fields; work-life balance, workplace climate, and job satisfaction; and mission-based institutions of higher education within the academy in the United States. The Library includes peer-reviewed journal articles and books, relevant public commentaries and magazine articles, and white papers and ADVANCE reports from other institutions and programs.
Officially titled The SU ADVANCE Library, the Open Group SU ADVANCE Zotero library is sorted into 12 categories or collections (which appear as folder icons in the library on the left side of the webpage). These categories allow users to narrow searches by identifying specific meta-topics of interest. These categories were created after initially gathering sources and creating an annotated bibliography outside of Zotero. We then created folders within our Zotero platform that corresponded to these twelve categories. “Open Group” in this case means the version of the library that anyone who visits the SU ADVANCE website and clicks on the library link can access.
The current categories/folders/collections are as follows:
Zotero has a general search feature that allows casual users to search the entire database for key words/phrases, authors, or titles. A single entry in the library will usually be included in several categories/folders. Quick searches show items whose authors, years, metadata, tags, or text content match the search terms and are performed from the Zotero toolbar at the top right-hand side of the library.
Additionally, all entries in the library are given tags to provide another method for users to search for relevant works within the database. The tags were generated after the creation of the library, again using the themes that emerged in the literature.
The current SU ADVANCE Library tags are as follows:
The home page of The SU ADVANCE Library shows the twelve categories/folders, the tags, and the first items in the library, sorted alphabetically by title, creator, and date modified, with user ability to alter the order of the sorting label.