Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
The library is committed to working against systemic racism and the generational harm it causes. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is one of our foundational principles and not only do we apply this lens to the work we do in the community, we have been working as a staff to move forward internally in this important area.
FERGUSON LIBRARY DEI
Our DEI Council meets regularly to discuss staff-wide learning projects and as a staff we read and discussed Harvard social psychologist Robert Livingston’s seminal book, The Conversation: How Seeking and Speaking the Truth about Racism Can Radically Transform Individuals and Organizations.
We were honored to host Dr. Livingston at the library in the fall of 2022.
FERGUSON FRIENDS AGAINST RACISM
The Friends of the Ferguson Library is also committed to diversity, equity and inclusion.
The Friends board signed on to join the “call to action” issued by the group Stamford Stands Against Racism and formed a board-level committee—Ferguson Friends Against Racism—to assist in dismantling systemic racism in our community.
The Friends’ programs align with the library’s anti-racism efforts, and the Friends are committed to taking action to ensure they are an anti-racist, diverse, inclusive and equitable organization.
Addressing digital inequity is one of the most pressing needs our community faces. The library’s Digital Navigators program offers technology assistance to those in our community who lack digital tools and skills. Our three digital navigators are available by appointment at 203 351-8221 and can help with a variety of technology needs.