INDUSTRY LEADERSHIP & PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT
COSLA uses its unique position of leadership within the wider library sphere to advocate for equity, diversity, and inclusion. Through initiatives, education, and resources, COSLA empowers and inspires libraries throughout the nation to better meet the needs of all communities and individuals.
ASSESSMENT & ACCOUNTABILITY
COSLA develops and nurtures the education, processes, and behaviors that address harms, mitigate risks, and provide opportunities for honest accountability. We ensure the psychological safety of all, especially those who find the courage to address behaviors that harm individuals and the collective culture.
COSLA prioritizes equity, diversity, and inclusion and nurtures a culture that values and integrates the voices of people of every racial, ethnic, gender, sexual orientation, economic, educational, geographic, and disability status into programs, processes, and decision making.
MEMBERSHIP & BUSINESS PRACTICES
COSLA values and champions diversity among the membership, incorporates EDI principles in its business practices and supports members as they promote libraries in which all people of every racial, ethnic, gender, sexual orientation, economic, educational, geographic, and disability status feel valued and supported.