Collection Resources

Diverse and Inclusive Library Collections

Diversity and inclusivity are core values of librarianship and are among the principles that guide the development of our collections. According to a statement adopted by the American Library Association:

Library collections must represent the diversity of people and ideas in our society. There are many complex facets to any issue, and many contexts in which issues may be expressed, discussed, or interpreted. Librarians have an obligation to select and support access to content on all subjects that meet, as closely as possible, the needs, interests, and abilities of all persons in the community the library serves. . . .  Intellectual freedom, the essence of equitable library services, provides for free access to all expressions of ideas through which any and all sides of a question, cause, or movement may be explored.

Read the full ALA policy document on Diversity in Collection Development.

Featured Resources

This title allows non-readers of Sámi to access prose and poetry from the Sámi region:

In the shadow of the midnight sun: contemporary Sami prose and poetry

These titles are contemporary North Sámi textbooks, but are only available in Norwegian, Swedish, and Finnish:

Davvin 1: nordsamisk for begynnere

Davvin 2: samisk for begynnere