Additional Resources - Strategic Planning for Diversity

Additional Resources

You may also want to take advantage of these resources:

  • ALA Online Learning Opportunities on issues of diversity
  • Diversity Standards: Cultural Competency for Academic Libraries (2012)
    Standards developed by the Racial and Ethnic Diversity Committee of ACRL (Association of College & Research Libraries), based on the 2001 National Association of Social Workers Standards for Cultural Competence in Social Work Practice.
  • ClimateQUAL®: Organizational Climate and Diversity Assessment
    An assessment of library staff perceptions concerning (a) their library's commitment to the principles of diversity, (b) organizational policies and procedures, and (c) staff attitudes. It is an online survey with questions designed to understand the impact perceptions have on service quality in a library setting.
  • ARL SPEC Kit 319: Diversity Plans and Programs (October 2010)
    This SPEC Kit explores what progress has been made in ARL member libraries to recruit and retain a diverse workforce; the strategies they use to increase the number of ethnically/culturally diverse librarians in the profession and in their libraries; the elements of programs that successfully support an inclusive workplace; the people, groups, and/or committees responsible for overseeing the programs; and how libraries are assessing the effectiveness and success of such programs.