Warwickshire Libraries


Core Commitments

Work towards all new books being authentically inclusive.

Actively promote and display books that are inclusive of a diverse range of characters.

Attend/organise training, events and discussions around the areas of inclusion and diversity to motivate, educate and inspire.

Seek advice and consultancy to ensure that diverse characters are authentic.

Ensure that books and book events are accessible to as wide an audience as possible.

Warwickshire County Council policies are at: http://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/equalitypolicies
Warwickshire Libraries' Stock Policy includes the following:

  • Each service point will provide a balanced collection, reflecting the reading tastes, the information needs and the multicultural nature of the communities in which we live
  • Stock range and level will take into account variations in the local communities, to provide a range and depth of stock for the whole service
  • Displays will: ...highlight stock that reflects cultural diversity and minority interests

Supplementary Commitments

Discuss inclusion and diversity with colleagues and challenge those who downplay its importance.

Actively develop knowledge of different facets of diversity.

Seek out and support those who create and curate high-quality inclusive books.

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Signed 30 November 2016