Everyone is welcome here. Everyone has access to our collections, programs and services. Everyone is encouraged to be a part of a culture- where all dimensions of diversity are accepted, valued and utilized—where we all thrive and belong.
How Do We Do This?
Working hand-in-hand with our customers and community partners, our staff are continuously striving towards a shared vision of innovative library programs and services that underscores our commitment to the diversity of the communities that we all serve.
Together, we are part of something larger. We are building a culture based on open, respectful conversations that allow us all to learn about one another as individuals, with different perspectives and life experiences.
This vision informs all that we do, enriching our work and helping us enhance our communities.
ULC Statement on Race and Social Equity
Richland Library is proud to join more than 160 public libraries across North America who have signed the Urban Libraries Council’s Statement on Race and Social Equity. This statement serves as a baseline upon which libraries can build policies and actions that make their communities more inclusive and just. Read the full statement here
Promoting Equal Opportunity
Richland Library is an equal opportunity employer; we consider all qualified candidates without regards to race, color, sex (to include pregnancy, childbirth, and all related medical conditions), religion or belief, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, military or veteran status, marital status, or any basis prohibited by federal, state or local law.
The library also complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act and applicable state and local laws with regard to providing reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities.
Establishing a Safe and Welcoming Environment
Richland Library values the diversity and unique contributions of our staff and customers. We believe diversity drives innovation. In 2020, all of our staff successfully completed Traliant's Harassment and Discrimination training to help build a culture where difference is valued. This training helps us foster a safe and inclusive culture that celebrates and utilizes our differences, and meaningfully impacts the communities we serve.
If you need support or reasonable accommodations to participate in any library events, activities or functions, please contact Programs and Partnerships at 803-929-3449 within one to two weeks of the event or activity taking place.