News: Board Rejects EDI Report

Hey all – this is a current and alarming opinion piece about a Missouri library system. I think it falls in line with our recent modules on diversity and inclusion. Also, a board can make or break a library.

Please give it a read if you have time.

Sadly, the dissenting trustees got it wrong. Inclusive programming and hiring practices should be embraced, not ignored. Those are proven methods backed by decades of research, Mid-Continent trustee Susan Wilson of Jackson County told colleagues on Oct. 19. “I’m a little shocked and appalled by some of the reactions to DEI,” Wilson said. “This is not a new thing.”

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