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Story Title: Diversity Matters @ your public library®


Digital Advocacy Story Reflection:


Meme: Diversity Matters @ your public library® 


One-sentence Theme:  By promoting diversity in the programs they create, children's librarians in a public library are fostering an appreciation for the diverse ideas, languages, and people they serve.


Competencies: Based on the the following core competencies set by the The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC):


I. Knowledge of Client Group

  • Demonstrates an understanding of and respect for diversity in cultural and ethnic values.
  • Assesses the diverse needs, preferences, and resources of the community on a regular and systematic basis.

IV. Knowledge of Materials

  • Maintains a diverse collection, recognizing children’s need to see people like and unlike themselves in the materials they access.


a. Who is your target audience? Why is this group your target audience?  Record your responses here. 
b. How does your advocacy story relate to the concept of social justice?   Record your response here. 




American Library Association. 1996-2014. ALA Family Literacy Focus.
http://www.ala.org/advocacy/literacy/earlyliteracy/famlitfocus (Accessed February 22, 2014). 


Association for Library Service to Children Education Committee.  Competencies for Librarians Serving Children in Public Libraries. American Library Association. http://www.ala.org/alsc/edcareeers/alsccorecomps (Accessed February 21, 2014). 


Camarata, Corinne. 1991. "Making connections: Introducing multicultural books." School Library Journal 37, no. 9: 190. MasterFILE Premier, EBSCOhost (accessed March 18, 2014).


Dickinson, Gail, and Kaavonia Hinton. 2008. "Make the Connection: Celebrating Language Diversity to Improve Achievement." Library Media Connection 26, no. 7: 5. Literary Reference Center, EBSCOhost (accessed March 18, 2014).


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