Access & Equity

Photo by Dorret, CC by 2.0

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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Libraries Provide Much Needed Access to Nutrition in the Summer

 News / Last Modified: 14 February 2017

According to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), 13.1 million children under 18 in the United States live in food-insecure households. And even as the number of children who qualify for free or reduced-price meals increases, according to the Foo...

Social Library, Homelessness Editon

 News / Last Modified: 09 February 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...

Resources on Libraries and Homelessness

 News / Last Modified: 08 February 2017

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

Privacy Literacy at Your Library

 Webinar / Last Modified: 26 January 2017

A webinar about the Virtual Privacy Lab, a privacy literacy resource available to all, which helps library patrons feel safe and confident online.