IDEA Statement

Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Accessibility

 

INCLUSION

  • We acknowledge that libraries are for everyone.

  • We commit to creating library environments and cultures in which everyone in our communities:

o   Feels welcome

o   Sees themselves reflected

o   Feels like they belong

DIVERSITY

  • We acknowledge that differences exist in our communities. As humans, we all have unique life experiences, orientations, and perspectives that influence the way we interact with the world.

  • PRLS actively affirms the dignity of those it serves regardless of heritage, education, beliefs, race, income, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, and physical or mental capabilities. 

  • We commit to providing materials, displays, and programming that reflect a variety of perspectives, and to providing our communities with a broad range of subject matter.

EQUITY

  • We acknowledge that our staff members and patrons have different needs, experiences, and challenges, and therefore require support in different ways.

 

ACCESSIBILITY

  • In addition to diverse collections, displays, and programming, we commit to making our services accessible to everyone. We commit to removing as many barriers to access as we can so that all may have the ability to find the tools they need to grow and succeed.

October 11, 2021