The IE University project will be presented at the ALA Chicago International Congress, to be held virtually from June 25-30.
The American Library Association (ALA), the oldest such organization in the world, and based in the United States, has recognized the Purple Corner gender equality project promoted by IE University’s library as one of the best library practices in the world.
The ALA, the largest in the world, with more than 62,000 members, has selected a total of 36 international projects within its Best Practices from World Libraries program, which aims to identify the most outstanding projects that show the value of libraries in promoting social justice and inclusion by 2020. Within this context, it has highlighted IE University’s Purple Corner, the space created in collaboration with the Vice-Rector’s Office for Students, the regional government of Castilla y León and the IE Library, which aims to promote equality, raise awareness and prevent gender violence in the university context.
“Purple Corner promotes gender equality and informs about the resources available in the event of any kind of sexist aggression. Students, professors and administrative and services staff at IE University can access all kinds of information on gender equality, such as articles, bibliography, reading suggestions or brochures with practical information. Its main objective is to raise awareness about the importance of achieving real equality and empowerment of women,” says IE University library.