Case Western Reserve libraries earn access and diversity award

Case Western Reserve University’s network of libraries has earned the 2024 Library Excellence in Access and Diversity (LEAD) award from Insight into Diversity magazine—recognizing efforts at Kelvin Smith Library, The Judge Ben C. Green Law Library, Lillian and Milford Harris Library, Cleveland Health Sciences Library, Allen Memorial Medical Library and the Health Education Campus Library.

The 2024 LEAD Award honors academic library programs and initiatives that encourage and support diversity, equity and inclusion. Case Western Reserve was one of 55 institutions earning a mention on the list.

“Over the past two years I’ve been very impressed with the enthusiasm I’ve seen from the staff in the implementation of accessibility and diversity efforts,” said Vice Provost and Lindseth Family University Librarian Yolanda Cooper. “It’s great to see Kelvin Smith Library and all of the university libraries recognized for helping to create an inclusive environment for the CWRU community.”

For more information about the 2024 LEAD Award, visit