"How can we model the behavior we seek to inspire? Do our boards, staff and volunteers reflect the diversity of the communities we serve? How can we be more inclusive?”
In the January 2013 newsletter , Federal/State Partnership  announced that each issue of the newsletter through October will address issues raised by the theme of the November 2013 Federation of State Humanities Councils  conference in Birmingham, Alabama. The primary source for these surveys is the contextual section of councils' self-assessment report . We will use examples from all 56 state and jurisdictional humanities councils  in this series.
The individual articles in this series will be posted in this Resource Library  as the newsletters in which they appear are published. The pdf files of these articles will be added here each month.
The brief descriptions of the contexts in which councils work that appear in each article below were approved and, in many cases, updated and edited by the council executive.