Promising Practices in Colorado Library Diversity
Category: Staff / Volunteer Development
Library: Colorado State Library Date: 3/19/2007 Brief Description: Using such tools as research, benchmarking, marketing and training plans, and offering incentives, the Special Populations committee has created a master plan for Colorado's libraries to improve their services to diverse populations. The committee proposed a number of goals and activities for accomplishment. in This plan is implemented as resources are available.
Library: Auraria Library Date: 11/19/2007 Brief Description: Each season, several library staff and faculty present a special program featuring the customs and practices from their cultures and traditions which are associated with that particular time of year. For example, for Spring, staff and faculty discussed various traditions and customs related to Passover, Easter, Beltrane, Norooz (the Iranian New Year), and the Medicine Wheel. For summer: Lughnasa, the Dragon Boat Festival, Women's Equality Day, and Shavuot. For fall: Samhain, Rosh ha-Shanah, El Dia de los Muertos, and Veteranís Day.
Library: Arapahoe Library District Date: 3/31/2008 Brief Description: A staff development workshop on Serving the Multicultural Customer in your library. The three Arapahoe Library District Language Librarians explain the rationale for ALD's focus on serving multicultural and diverse customers and list the benefits of serving our Multicultural and diverse customers.
For additional information, contact: Jean Heilig, 303-866-6731