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The standards are intended to emphasize the need and obligation to serve and advocate for racial and ethnically diverse constituencies. Diversity is an essential component of any civil society. Everyone can benefit from diversity, and diverse populations need to be supported so they can reach their full potential for themselves and their communities. As visionary leaders open to change, new ideas, and global perspectives, ACRL is committed to diversity of people and ideas, as noted in its 2007 White Papers. With that regard, ACRL understands that if libraries are to continue being indispensable organizations in their campus communities, they must reflect the communities they serve and provide quality services to their increasingly diverse constituencies. To achieve diversity in substance as well as in form, libraries have to open their arms to all perspectives and experiences.

To this end, these standards provide a framework to support libraries in engaging the complexities of providing services to diverse populations, and recruiting and maintaining a diverse library workforce. The standards may also serve as a starting point from which libraries can develop local approaches and goals in the context of their organizations’ mission and situation. The process of integrating regions via communications and economics. Existence of, and interest in, many cultures within a society rather than in only a mainstream culture. The policy or practice of giving equal attention or representation to the cultural needs and contributions of all the groups in a society. An anticipated or desired result.