Services to Underserved Populations [Patrons with Diverse Needs] is not listed as a separate competency in the Competency Index for the Library Field, but it is noted in Public Service Competencies - Adult and Older Adult Services (pages 39 & 41), Children's Services (pages 46 & 49), and Young Adult Services (page 56). Staff who provides services to underserved populations:
Define and implement outreach services for the library community to reach underserved populations.
Services to Underserved Populations [Patrons with Diverse Needs] ranked #17 out of 51 self-identified urgent training needs. It ranked #13 out of 60 topics staff would like training in. 63% (79) of respondents indicated they would like training at the Beginner level, 23% (29) would like training at the Intermediate level, and 14% (17) would like training at the Advanced level.
As part of Services to Underserved Populations: