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Importance of a Collection’s Inclusivity

Wanting to have certain items labeled in a manner that excludes them from the importance of the overall collection is marginalizing, at best, and, more likely the case, insidious, at worst.

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A Thousand Books Strong

As librarians, we tend to think of our duty to the people, to supply diverse materials that represent and speak to the identities of our library users. One tween decided to take matters into her own hands.

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PL Theme Issue to Focus on Diversity

The January/February 2016 issue of Public Libraries will focus on Diversity as it relates to public libraries, public library services and collections, and public librarians. We’re looking for feature articles and shorter opinion pieces on that subject. Take advantage of this opportunity to share your ideas or programming, or your library’s successes, with colleagues across the country. Your article can focus on any type of diversity efforts, examples include: