Access & Equity

Black Lives Matter demonstrators gather in Baltimore (MD)

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.   

Self-paced courses and webinar recordings on this topic are freely available in the WebJunction Course Catalog.

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Resources on Libraries and Homelessness

 News / Last Modified: 14 August 2017

A collection of resources, webinars, courses, video, and articles on libraries and how they serve the homeless in their communities.

Dynamic Libraries: Access, Development and Transformation

 News / Last Modified: 05 June 2017

More than 3,000 library and information workers from at least 112 countries gathered in Cape Town, South Africa, in August for IFLA's 81st World Library and Information Congress. The theme, "Dynamic Libraries: Access, Development and Transformat...

Library Access for All Students: Stories from Five ConnectED Libraries

 News / Last Modified: 05 June 2017

In April 2015, President Barack Obama announced the ConnectED Library Challenge, an effort to "put a library card in the hand of every student," and in January 2016 the White House hosted a convening of representatives from about 50 of the ...

Social Library, Homelessness Edition

 News / Last Modified: 05 June 2017

In this special edition of our Social Library series, we're featuring Facebook posts from libraries who connect with community members experiencing homelessness. These include a community resource specialists program, a homeless veteran raising aware...