The Evanston Public Library is excited to announce the creation of a Racial Equity Task Force to help guide future Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) efforts at the Library. We are reaching throughout the community to find people interested in applying to serve our community in this manner.
We are specifically seeking people who have a passion for seeing greater equity, diversity, and inclusion in public service and for those who have deep ties to people, groups, or organizations who have been historically underserved.
Here’s just some of what we hope to accomplish through the Task Force:
• Make recommendations for how equity, diversity, and inclusion is integrated into library programs;
• Identify ways the library might influence equity and inclusion beyond our community;
• Help the library serve our diverse communities and staff
• Better reach communities that have not been active users of the Library and its resources
With help from community members motivated to make a difference, we can test our systems, acknowledge our gaps, and take action against inequity. The library is absolutely committed to meeting the diverse needs of our community.
If you are interested, we encourage you to apply. Not interested but know someone who might be? Please share this information!