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Camden County Library Diversity Statement

  Camden County Library Diversity Statement

The Camden County Library System plays a crucial role in supporting and enriching our diverse communities.  Libraries are for everyone, and everyone deserves equitable access to information, services, and resources.  We ensure this access by providing an inclusive, welcoming, safe environment and by actively supporting equity, diversity, and inclusion in every aspect of our services.

Every action that we take is purposeful and mindful of our commitment to diversity.  We provide equitable access to services and resources.  We maintain balanced collections that are representative of the diversity and interests in the communities we serve.  We recruit and retain a diverse staff that conveys cultural humility and empathy with every customer and coworker. 

Ensuring that our Library consistently supports these principles is an ongoing commitment. We affirm our support of the American Library Association’s Bill of Rights and ALA’s interpretation that pertains to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and guard against all forms of racism, discrimination, and prejudice that impede access to information.  Racism, discrimination, and prejudice are antithetical to our Library’s mission and are not tolerated in our spaces.

The Camden County Library System creates opportunities for our communities by removing barriers to our facilities, collections, programs, and services.  By upholding our commitment to diversity and inclusion, we enable our communities to achieve their goals in an atmosphere that welcomes the contributions of all.