Diversity and Collection Development

Selection is Privilege (The Show Me Librarian) is an excellent blog post getting some attention in library circles this week, and I would be remiss if I didn’t draw your attention to it.  If you don’t do selection at your library, please be sure to share the post with those that do.

If your library declines to select certain materials with diverse protagonists or plots because “they won’t circulate here” your library is doing your users a disservice.  In fact, your library is not doing a very good job.

ducksBut the post says it better than I do.  Please read it.  And think about it.  And don’t let your library fall into this trap.

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