Pierce County Library System welcomes, values, and celebrates the differences in its employees and members of its communities. The Library actively commits its programs and resources to ensure that barriers to access by both the staff and the public are eliminated, by supporting broader public access to Library programs and services, and providing the public and staff equitable opportunities for growth through employment and education. The Library is actively committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce that broadly reflects the communities it serves.
At Pierce County Library System, diversity lays a foundation for creativity and innovation and provides for a more multi-dimensional approach to problem-solving and decision making. It enhances a culture of collegiality and respect, collaboration, sensitivity and thoughtful interaction among and between its staff and its customers. The Library has a vision of equity, diversity and inclusion for every community member it serves as well as for the staff.
The Library is committed to a culture of inclusion and mutual respect that welcomes the vibrant differences and variety of backgrounds, perspectives, interests and talents represented by the residents served and its staff members.
All employees are expected to contribute to creating and maintaining a workplace modeled on these principles, which are embedded and reflected in key Library documents, including:
Key principles of this policy include:
Adopted by the Pierce County Library System Board of Trustees June 13, 2012 (as Diversity and Inclusion Policy).
First Revision: February 10, 2021
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