Provide Inclusive Programming And Services That Meet Diverse Community Needs

It is imperative that library employees know about the library skill and library competency of managing to provide inclusive library programming and library services that meet diverse community needs.  This is especially important, in consideration with certain communities that have Non-English speaking citizens.   Not all community citizens might be even so much as good at speaking in the English Language, after all.  There is also to consider how certain community members have special needs.  In the case of the latter reason, libraries would gain a lot of respect from communities for providing services to individuals with special needs, including special needs resulting from disabilities.

An increase in numbers of libraries in communities can help increase numbers of spaces and services that meet the needs of public community members like Non-English speakers and special-needs-members, all as stated on a Public Libraries Online Website page link called “Community Centered: 23 Reasons Why Your Library Is the Most Important Place in Town” (  This article link I selected here suggests that libraries help contribute to communities’ growths.  If libraries do this, they can contribute into causing communities with members of various cultural differences, lingual issues and special needs to have their needs be better served.  This source suggests that libraries help strengthen communities like neighborhoods and contribute to the cultural championing of the each community member’s life.  It would be imperative that libraries do this because more diverse groups of Non-English speaking, special-needs carrying and even variously and diversely culturally different community members come to libraries and serve as libraries’ customers.

Essentially speaking, libraries and communities need each other in all manner of ways that they would need each other, as stated on Public Libraries Online Website another online website article link called “It Takes a Community to Build a Library” (  This source then gives its readers advice about carefully is it required to be handled when sharing experiences about teaching and participation from online.

I remember having to address these things in assignments I took on throughout my LIBR 103 Ivy Tech Online Library Class from the 2013 Ivy Tech Spring Semester, as well.  I managed to do assignments in that class that included ones requiring me to use online resources similar to these ones that I am reciting from, as well as sources like the ones similar to the ones I’ve described, from not only Google and other such search engines from the Internet, but also from the likes of the Ivy Tech Online Library Version Of The EBSCOhost Website.  In each of these assignments mentioned by me, I had to use sources related to so that the instructor in the LIBR 103 Ivy Tech Online Library Class from the 2013 Ivy Tech Spring Semester could be convinced enough that I would then be told I had gotten what it’d take for me to be competent at this.  I also participated in some activities for these purposes at the Dupont Allen County Public Library Branch for training in this competency not only when I was doing the LIBR 103 Ivy Tech Online Library Class for the 2013 Ivy Tech Fort Wayne Spring Semester but also the LIBR 203 Ivy Tech Online Library Class for the 2015 Ivy Tech Fort Wayne Spring Semester.  I also did a small group project for the LIBR 103 Ivy Tech Online and the LIBR 203 Ivy Tech Online Library Classes for the Spring 2013 and Spring 2015 Ivy Tech Fort Wayne Semesters.

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