I am sincerely honored to have been selected as the recipient of the Professional Development Scholarship. Thank you for your generosity, which has allowed me to obtain a Diversity and Inclusion Officer Certification with Cornell University.
This certification added an enormous value to my professional development and will benefit our library community for years to come.
The focus of this certification is to prepare leaders to communicate inclusion standards to others within their workgroup and organizations. The process of fostering equity diversity, inclusion and antiracism in our organizations involves much more than our willingness, it requires a deep knowledge of our key organizational inclusion needs, and the development of strong engagement strategies to move us forward.
Thank you again for your thoughtful and generous gift.
Public Librarian/Latino Community Liaison, McMinnville Public Library
Oregon Library Association VP/President-Elect