Access & Equity
Access & Equity are broad areas for libraries and they encompass many issues. This includes, among so much more, making sure your facility is compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act, serving patrons on the autism spectrum, building a diverse collection, and creating a welcoming environment that represents your entire community no matter ethnicity, heritage, gender identity or sexual orientation.
Photo: Black Lives Matter demonstrators gather in Baltimore (MD). Photo by Dorret, CC by 2.0.
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Webinar / Last Modified: 18 April 2017
This webinar presents Choose Civility, a community-wide initiative inviting respect, empathy, and consideration at every opportunity, and made available to libraries to implement locally.
Webinar / Last Modified: 13 April 2017
In this webinar, learn strategies from two LJ Movers & Shakers who help new immigrants feel welcomed by library and community.
Webinar / Last Modified: 30 March 2017
Join us for this webinar to learn about Whole Person Librarianship which draws from social work concepts to help library staff become more confident in learning from, interacting with, and serving diverse patrons.
News / Last Modified: 28 March 2017
By the year 2044, the United States will no longer be a white majority nation. For libraries interested in advancing racial justice, what opportunities might this pose? Since attending the conference Citizen University with WebJunction colleagues in ...
Document / Last Modified: 10 March 2017
In Hamilton, Ontario, the public library is packaging up dual-language information kits to create a friendly welcome for immigrant families.