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DEI Read & Learn

Resources for learning more about diversity, equity & inclusion topics, from the library's DEI Committee

Learn more about Cultural Competence

"Cultural competence is the ability to shift cultural perspective and adapt one’s behavior to cultural similarities and differences. Simply put, it means recognizing that you have a culture and that this culture impacts your worldview. After this realization, you must learn to see events from the perspective of those that are different than you." 

- Source: Cultural Competency: Why It Matters, DeEtta Jones & Associates


This page includes selected readings for learning more about cultural competence issues.  Let us know if you have suggestions for additional resources!

Selected Readings on Building Cultural Competence

Here are just a few selected titles on cultural competence. You can find many more on specific topics using Quick Search and of course Google.

Articles & Blog Posts on Cultural Competence