Ideas to Consider

  • Think about your current collection(s). What stories and experiences are well represented? Which stories are “single stories” and which stories are missing?
  • How does your library offer windows, mirrors, and sliding doors for users?

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Suggested Activity

Cultural competence is the process by which people learn to value and respond respectfully to people of all cultures.

  1. To learn more, review the Bennett Model of Cultural Competency, a series of stages of cultural competency.
  2. Practice your understanding of the stages by completing the Bennett Model Activity, where you can read each statement and match it to a stage on the model.