American Library Association wrote -
Librarians wield a great power in the world, which is the trust of their users. To nurture and engage this trust, we should show users that no matter who they are, they matter to the library. And shouldn’t they see themselves in their librarians? Alice Son – ALA Spectrum Scholar
Library workers transform the lives of individuals and their communities. As a Spectrum donor, you directly support leaders working to:Build strong professional networks that support retention and establish brave spaces for honest conversation about how to advance equity, diversity and inclusion in libraries. Position libraries as gateways not gatekeepers for immigrants, refugees, and undocumented students. Ensure that all people, communities and their humanity are in the historical record by speaking out against erasure of the legacies of the less privileged from our archives and cultural institutions.
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