Policy on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Cleveland Public Library embraces and supports the diversity of our workforce as well as our community to include differences in race, ethnicity, language, culture, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, socioeconomic status, military status, physical or mental ability or disability.

The Library demonstrates its support by:

  • Engaging the board, leadership, and staff in ongoing inclusion training, education, and professional development;
  • Creating a safe workplace environment in which employees’ voices can be included, heard, valued, and treated with respect;
  • Developing and implementing programs and services that incorporate the differences that make us a community, ensuring fair and equitable treatment with access to appropriate resources and opportunities; and
  • Developing a supplier diversity program that mirrors the patrons we serve.


Approved by the Board of Library Trustees on April 18, 2019.