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Claudia Serbanuta: Is Everyone Welcome at the Public Library?

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Public libraries are dedicated to providing services to all members of their community.  However, librarians face many challenges in implementing this desideratum.  From not being aware of special groups in the community, to budgets that force decisions that are exclusive to some populations, to allowing stereotypes to influence the librarians’ work, and so on, the reality is that in each community there are people who can be better served by the public library. During this unconference I will be inquiring my fellow librarians about the challenges they face when trying to serve different minorities and groups in their communities. In an increasingly global society, public libraries should and can serve their public in all its diversity.

Claudia Serbanuta (Twitter Blog)

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