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1 Managing Religious Diversity in the Library Managing Religious Diversity in the Library Managing Religious Diversity in the Library Managing Religious Diversity in the Library Joseph Romain Mohamed Taher Ontario Multifaith Council for Spiritual and Religious CareOntario Multifaith Council for Spiritual and Religious Care, 789 Don Mills Suite 208, Toronto Ontario Canada, M3C 1T5 (416) 422-1490 www.library.omc.ca www.library.omc.ca Joseph Romain Mohamed Taher Ontario Multifaith Council for Spiritual and Religious CareOntario Multifaith Council for Spiritual and Religious Care, 789 Don Mills Suite 208, Toronto Ontario Canada, M3C 1T5 (416) 422-1490 www.library.omc.ca www.library.omc.ca February 3, 2006 Session # 1027 9:05 am-10:20 am

2 Services OMC Provides to its Clients SituationActionResult Wine in prisonSurvey of Faith groups, analysis of results* Report Head wear for Sikhs Research study, analysis of results* Report Medication during fast for Muslim inmates Consultation with experts, summary of the results* Report

3 Ten Commandments for Promoting Religious Diversity in Libraries Develop program for librarians to promote tolerance and accommodation Document religious information needs of the community you serve Recruit faith-based volunteers to work with diverse groups Prepare a diversity sensitivity checklist for librarians In all community programs add spirit-de-corps Develop program for librarians to promote tolerance and accommodation Document religious information needs of the community you serve Recruit faith-based volunteers to work with diverse groups Prepare a diversity sensitivity checklist for librarians In all community programs add spirit-de-corps

4 Ten Commandments for Promoting Religious Diversity in Libraries continued… Post reading lists of items frequently read by religious groups Create analytical catalogs to foster diversity in all possible ways Build community profiles based on religious diversity to intensify outreach programs Survey satisfaction among these users and post results Document and publish success stories of working on diversity issues Post reading lists of items frequently read by religious groups Create analytical catalogs to foster diversity in all possible ways Build community profiles based on religious diversity to intensify outreach programs Survey satisfaction among these users and post results Document and publish success stories of working on diversity issues


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