City and County of Denver (Denver Public Library)
Log Number: RE-15-19-0045-19
The Denver Public Library, in collaboration with a national steering committee, will explore how libraries in mid-sized cities can build and support internal cultures that are representative of the communities they serve. The team will create replicable staffing models that foster diversity, equity, and inclusion. These models will also value lived experience and authentic community relationships as professional qualifications. Project activities include: conducting an environmental scan, engaging a research and evaluation consultant to interview staff with a variety of backgrounds, convening a national symposium, and creating a report with recommendations for this work in the library community.