You belong at the San José Public Library. We commit to providing a welcoming and safe environment for all.
We follow the principles of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Anti-Racism:
Equity: We recognize each person is unique and with different needs. We strive to provide everyone with what they need to succeed.
Diversity: We see and try to understand our differences. This includes: race/ethnicity, language, abilities, age, gender, sexual orientation and other traits. It also includes different ideas, views and values.
Inclusion: Everyone belongs at SJPL. We value the uniqueness of each person. We support building connections with each other. We commit to remove barriers to our resources and services.
Anti-racism: We work to eliminate policies and practices that unfairly impact Black, Indigenous and People of Color. We must actively work to fight against racism. This includes recognizing personal biases and learning how to overcome them.
To learn more about SJPL’s efforts to advance Equity and Inclusion, contact Karla Alvarez, Community Programs Administrator for Equity and Inclusion Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.