South Central Regional Library Council is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice in all aspects of our operation. The Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Justice, and Accessibility (DEIJA) Advisory Committee and all SCRLC leadership acknowledge that DEIJ work can at times be challenging and strongly encourages all members to continue learning and commit to helping one another and our colleagues in that process. We are committed to the creation and maintenance of a safe, inclusive, and respectful space for a diverse and multicultural community. Having representation and engagement from library workers from diverse and historically oppressed and marginalized groups can effectively position us to address the changing needs of our members and their communities.
We are committed to recognizing that neutrality has been seen as a core value of librarianship and because neutrality enforces the dominant culture and perpetuates structural inequality, we must continue to be vigilant in dismantling this perspective.