(En Español: Declaración De Antirracismo/Equidad)
AACPL Stands with Our Community
The Anne Arundel County Public Library stands with our community in the fight against systemic racism. Read the Statement on Racism by Library CEO Skip Auld. Also read our statement Supporting Our Asian Colleagues, Friends and Neighbors.
The Anne Arundel County Public Library is committed to advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion. Transformation must occur on the individual, collective, and institutional levels, and AACPL can help achieve true and sustained equity through intentional and systemic library-community partnerships. Through AACPL’s mission to educate, enrich, and inspire, we will work with our community in promoting equity and racial justice. The AACPL’s core values, which include diversity, serve as the principles that guide our daily work and will help us to plan the Library’s operations, functions and service to our customers.
Black Lives Matter
The AACPL Board’s Human Resources and Diversity Committee and the AACPL staff’s Library Equity and Diversity Team
Solidarity with Libraries and Communities
We stand with The American Library Association and the Urban Libraries Council in their condemnation of racism and support of social justice.
The American Library Association (ALA)
The American Library Association unequivocally condemns racism and endorses recent statements by the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association and the Black Caucus of the American Library Association.