Equity and Inclusion Report 2018

I’m excited to share Multnomah County Library’s 2018 Equity and Inclusion Report. This report highlights the notable progress the library has made during calendar year 2018 toward its equity and inclusion goals. 

This report includes:

  • Updates from library groups focused on bringing culturally-informed library services and support to Black communities and non-English speaking communities;
  • Highlights of projects and programming that connect and support families, youth and teens;
  • Spotlights on the library’s work to bring library services outside library walls;
  • Expanded efforts to train and support library staff on equity and inclusion; 
  • And so much more! 

We know we have a long way to go, but we are committed to ensuring that this library system represents and serves everyone in our community.

If you have comments or questions about this report, please contact us

Sonja Ervin
Equity and Inclusion Manager
Multnomah County Library


Multnomah County Library should provide services in Ukrainian language. There are many native Ukrainian speakers who live in Multnomah County and would like to see Ukrainian language books added to the Multnomah County Library collection.
Thank you for your request for more Ukrainian materials. The Library strives to provide valuable information to all of our patrons. Currently, we provide materials based on the largest populations in the county: Spanish, Russian, Chinese, and Vietnamese. However, we also try to pay attention to growing and changing populations so we can best serve their needs. MCL has a strong focus on and commitment to equity and inclusion. We continue to look for ways to equitably distribute resources to serve those who experience the greatest barriers in our community.
Yes, we need to add some books (especially children material) in Ukrainian.