A library board should be a high-performing team. To best accomplish this means that we need individual leaders who draw on diverse sets of life experiences and cultural backgrounds, which strengthens board deliberations and decision-making. Effective boards should work to build a culture of trust, candor, and respect; the hallmarks of inclusive culture.
Awareness of how systemic inequities have, and continue to, affect our society, and those our libraries serve helps us avoid creating gaps in our strategies and creates powerful opportunities to deepen our impact, relevance, and advancement of the public good. This panel will be speaking on diversity, intersectionality and representation on library boards.