Updated: Mar. 18, 2022, 11:42 a.m. | Published: Mar. 18, 2022, 5:00 a.m., By Kathi Inman Berens | For The Oregonian/OregonLive
As more than 3,300 U.S. librarians flock to Portland for the Public Library Association conference March 23-25, they’ll witness up close Multnomah County Library’s groundbreaking work in diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice.
The pandemic, and social justice work after the 2020 protests, have permanently influenced how the library delivers services. There is now more in-person, on-site dialogue between community members in multiple languages and from various cultures. The library has also significantly expanded who can access its digital services, and made it easier to get a library card.