Monday, June 4, 2018

Cultural Awareness and Academic Librarians

The following standards were 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. The standards are intended to emphasize the need and obligation to serve and advocate for racial and ethnically diverse constituencies. As such­­­, they are intended to apply to all libraries supporting academic programs at institutions of higher education.
ACRL Racial and Ethnic Diversity Committee (2012). Diversity standards: Cultural competency for academic librarians: Approved by the ACRL Board of Directors, April 2012. Chicago, IL: Association of College and Research Librarians.

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