What services does your library offer to cater for a diverse community? Maybe you would like to consider the library you use rather than the one you work for.
Much of the written work on diverse communities is focused on the public library sector and this probably reflects the wide range of services that public libraries offer in their role as community hub.
However, other library sectors can learn from the experience of public libraries – perhaps look at existing services through the lens of the public library experience and see if changes can be made.
Have a look at the experiences of the Public Library of Frankfurt, particularly in working with clients for whom German is a second language. Or at these stories about libraries creating and adapting services for autistic children and teens. Maybe your library conducts bilingual storytime for children, or is looking to engage with and provide targeted services for older adults such as mobile and home lending.
As we have been exploring in this discussion topic so far, diversity means many different things so there are sure to be services that your library is, or could be offering to a particular part of your community. Share these with us in the comments below, on our Facebook page, or on twitter using #interlibnet and #diversity to help us track and share the conversation.