On Wednesday, September 23, 2020, the NCCCLA Executive voted to approve the equity statement as proposed by the Equity Subcommittee.
North Carolina Community College Library Association (NCCCLA) seeks to raise awareness of
the need to provide access to opportunities, resources, and support for all members of the
communities we serve and to build a platform from which marginalized members of our
communities can share their voices. All users have a right to feel safe in a welcoming
environment that will foster opportunities for academic success and encourage integrity. We
acknowledge equity, diversity, and inclusion as foundational principles of librarianship. It is
critical for library communities to recognize and practice cultural awareness and condemn
discrimination. NCCCLA will empower all library staff and our community partners to model
and promote these principles in advancing issues of fairness and social justice. We remind our
communities that libraries are for everyone, and we will continue to serve all users.