Library leaders shall influence, support, and encourage the creation of proactive processes that increase diversity skills; empower colleagues, co-workers, and constituents from diverse backgrounds; share information about diverse populations; and advocate for their concerns.
Successful leaders will help to foster diversity skills among fellow leaders, library faculty and staff. Diversity skills are defined as sensitivity to diversity, multiethnic/multicultural leadership, acceptance and valuation, cultural competence, and ability to deal with ambiguity. Cross cultural leadership helps to fulfill the organizational mission (Northouse 2006, 3; Rank and Hutchison 2000).
Culturally competent leaders shall:
Culturally competent organizations shall:
To the extent that it is possible, we have selected several national and state resources. Note that the UAF libraries are not responsible for the content of external websites. These news feeds are simply a starting point to your implementing of these standards.
This video series originated as part of former ALA President Molly Raphael's "Empowering Diverse Voices" initiative, and includes interviews and stories from diverse library leaders in the field.
We would like to have your suggestions about what insitutions to showcase here. It could be your own institution or you can refer someone you know. Your feedback is appreciated.
"Your Institution's name and diversity work here"