Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging

Advancing Racial Equity in Public Libraries: Case Studies from the Field

Provides a framework for implementation by highlighting strategies public libraries are using to advance equity. From the Government Alliance on Race & Equity (GARE)

Advancing Racial Equity in Your Library

A webinar version of GARE’s publication above, produced in partnership with Public Library Association (PLA)

Becoming Inclusive Community Hubs: Internal EDI Work for Public Libraries

Provides information gleaned from interviews with ten libraries that established partnerships with organizations of color to create inclusive community hubs. Created by public library staff who participated in the 2020-21 State Library Leadership Challenge, this paper information.

Celebrating Diversity & Multiculturalism through Crafts

A webinar where presenters define diversity and multiculturalism, cultural appropriateness, and highlight crafts and activities that help teach children to respect and celebrate the differences in all people.

Creating Racial Equity and Inclusion (CREI)

A collaborative effort by Califa, Marin County Free Libraries, and Santa Monica Public Library, this LSTA funded program was designed to build the skills and infrastructure of California libraries so that internal and external library operations reflect racial equity and full inclusion for everyone.

Cultural Literacy Programs in Your Library

A handout from University of Alabama Library and Information Studies Professor Jamie Naidoo lists organizations and other resources relating to the development of cultural literacy programs in the library.

Digital Equity Toolkit for Rural Communities

A toolkit of strategies and case studies that serves as a guide for public libraries and other educational institutions to help bridge the digital divide in rural California communities. Created by public library staff who participated in the 2020-21 State Library Leadership Challenge.

Diverse Collections: An Interpretation of the Library Bill of Rights

Web page from the ALA provides guidance on best practices in collection development.

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: An Interpretation of the Library Bill of Rights

Definitions and guidance on embracing equity, diversity, and inclusion in all aspects of library work from the American Library Association.

Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Justice

PLA’s statement and call to action for public library workers to address racism, as well as updates on the PLA EDI Initiative, library case studies, and links to continuing education.

Project READY: Reimagining Equity & Access for Diverse Youth

Online professional development modules for school and public youth services librarians, library administrators, and others interested in improving their knowledge about race and racism, racial equity, and culturally sustaining pedagogy.

Social Vulnerability Index

Fact sheets and an interactive map to view data U.S. Census and other data to help identify communities that may need support before, during, or after disasters.

Statement on Race and Social Equity

Urban Libraries Council’s statement, signed by public libraries across North America, serves as a baseline upon which libraries can build policies and take action to make their communities more inclusive and just.

STEAM Programming for Diverse Populations

A webinar exploring why it is necessary to offer STEAM programs for diverse youth and teen populations, and including a variety of ideas for programs and resources for finding and creating your own programs.

Understanding Power, Identity, and Oppression in the Public Library

Webinar created to enable participants to understand how power, privilege, and oppression impact public library staff, services, programs, collections, and spaces.

Using Social Media as a Tool to Advocate Diversity and Inclusion

A webinar demonstrating how to use humor, pop culture, children’s materials, and more, to advocate for diverse communities, and to speak up when necessary.

We Know Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion are Important… Now What?

What does it really mean to put EDI values into practice at your library? In this 2018 webinar, the presenters provide a “starter kit” for EDI training in libraries.