As a result of the demographic changes occurring in communities served by academic libraries and the ongoing diversity initiatives to support these changes, there has been an increasing shift from generally homogeneous workplaces to multicultural, multi-perspective, multi-valued ones. In order to accommodate these changes and raise cultural awareness in their employees, academic libraries must begin to strategize how to develop inclusive work environments conducive to having each voice heard, valued, and respected. A substantial aspect of developing inclusive workspaces is to encourage culturally conscious behaviors and practices. This chapter will highlight the significance of developing inclusive work environments and the importance of elevating the concept of cultural competencies, and suggest methods towards achieving each.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Workplace Culture in Academic Libraries|
|Subtitle of host publication||The Early 21st Century|
|Number of pages||12|
|State||Published - Feb 2013|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Computer Science(all)