The standards may also serve as a starting point from which libraries can develop local approaches and goals in the context of their organizations’ mission and situation.A congruent set of behaviors, attitudes, and policies that enable a person or group to work effectively in cross-cultural situations; the process by which individuals and systems respond respectfully and effectively to people of all cultures, languages, classes, races, ethnic backgrounds, religions, and other diversity factors in a manner that recognizes, affirms, and values the worth of individuals, families, and communities and protects and preserves the dignity of each (National Association of Social Workers, 2001). Cultural awareness of self and others Librarians and library staff shall develop an understanding of their own personal and cultural values and beliefs as a first step in appreciating the importance of multicultural identities in the lives of the people they work with and serve. Cross-cultural knowledge and skills Librarians and library staff shall have and continue to develop specialized knowledge and understanding about the history, traditions, values, and artistic expressions of colleagues, co-workers, and major constituencies served. Organizational and professional values Librarians and library staff shall develop and support organizational and professional values dedicated to culturally competent service. Development of collections, programs, and services Librarians and library staff shall develop collections and provide programs and services that are inclusive of the needs of all persons in the community the library serves. Service delivery Librarians and library staff shall be knowledgeable about and skillful in the use and provision of information services available in the community and broader society, and shall be able to make appropriate referrals for their diverse constituencies. Language diversity Librarians and library staff shall support the preservation and promotion of linguistic diversity, and work to foster a climate of inclusion aimed at eliminating discrimination and oppression based on linguistic or other diversities. Workforce diversity Librarians and library staff shall support and advocate for recruitment, admissions, hiring, and retention efforts in libraries, library associations, and LIS programs to increase diversity and ensure continued diversity in the profession. Organizational dynamics Librarians and library staff shall participate in and facilitate the development of organizational dynamics that enable individuals, groups, and organizations to continually develop and exercise cultural competence. Cross-cultural leadership Library leaders shall influence, support, and encourage the creation of proactive processes that increase diversity skills; empower colleagues, co-workers, and constituents from diverse backgrounds; share information about diverse populations; and advocate for their concerns. Professional education and continuous learning Librarians and library staff shall advocate for and participate in educational and training programs that help advance cultural competence within the profession. Research Research shall be inclusive and respectful of non-Western thought and traditional knowledge reflecting the value of cultural ways of knowing. Cultural awareness of self and others Librarians and library staff shall develop an understanding of their own personal and cultural values and beliefs as a first step in appreciating the importance of multicultural identities in the lives of the people they work with and serve.Diversity is an essential component of any civil society.It is more than a moral imperative; it is a global necessity.Regardless of how much a person exercises or how well they eat, there may be certain issues that cause excessive fat or extra skin to remain around their body.There are a couple of different cosmetic procedures that can help individuals in this situation. An arm lift, thigh lift, or tummy tuck can help eliminate sagging skin that results from pregnancy, the aging process, or weight loss.This awareness of personal values, beliefs, and biases informs services to constituents; influences collection development, cataloging practices, program delivery, and library assessment; and influences relationships with colleagues and co-workers.
To this end, these standards provide a framework to support libraries in engaging the complexities of providing services to diverse populations, and recruiting and maintaining a diverse library workforce.These procedures are now more affordable than ever.Also, because of advancements in the technology used in connection with these procedures, there is usually very little downtime. Carp works closely with his patients, helping them define their goals and figure out the best option for their particular body type.The standards are intended to emphasize the need and obligation to serve and advocate for racial and ethnically diverse constituencies.As such, they are intended to apply to all libraries supporting academic programs at institutions of higher education.