Provides a framework for implementation by highlighting strategies public libraries are using to advance equity. From the Government Alliance on Race & Equity (GARE)
A webinar version of GARE’s publication above, produced in partnership with Public Library Association (PLA)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Web page from the ALA provides guidance on best practices in collection development.
Definitions and guidance on embracing equity, diversity, and inclusion in all aspects of library work from the American Library Association.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Webinar created to enable participants to understand how power, privilege, and oppression impact public library staff, services, programs, collections, and spaces.
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.
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.