Strengthen Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Practice Through Self-Paced Learning
In this webinar, learn about Multnomah County Library's Racially Just Toolkit, containing activities staff can use to learn and practice EDI.
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While classroom training has an important place in library staff education, learning is extended and reinforced when staff have the opportunity to work through difficult topics outside of the classroom. In order to support staff learning about issues of equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI), Multnomah County Library has developed a “Racially Just” toolkit, containing activities staff can use to learn and practice on their own, with colleagues, or in their staff groups. The toolkit workbooks include information and activities related to bias, microaggressions, allyship and cross-cultural communication, as well as a workbook focused on learning about Native American and Alaska Native people and communities. Learn how Multnomah Library developed the workbooks and what indicators signaled that their organization was ready to support staff with self-paced learning about EDI.
Presented by: Ekatrina Sotomayor, Access Services Assistant, Multnomah County Library (OR); and Amy Honisett, Learning and Development Specialist, Multnomah County Library
- View Webinar Recording (You will be prompted to login to our free Course Catalog.)
- View slides (pdf)
- View chat (xls)
- View captions (txt)
- Learner Guide (doc) Use alone or with others to extend your learning.
- Multnomah County Library and about the library's Equity and Inclusion
- WebJunction's topic area for Access & Equity, including See Also list
- Learn more about Progressive Stacking
- Native Land Digital
- A Toolkit Toward Racial Equity
Resources used as conversation starters and tools for evaluation and reflection in the Native American/Alaska Native workbook:
- Conversation/reflection starters
- Resources for further exploration
- American Indians in Children's Literature (AICL)
- Oyate.org: Resources for evaluating materials with Indigenous content
- National Congress of the American Indian’s Tribal Nations & the United States: An Introduction
- Portland Indian Leaders' Roundtable's Leading with Tradition: Native American Community in the Portland Metropolitan Area (pdf)
- There there, by Tommy Orange
Additional links shared in chat
- Illustrating Inequality v. Equality v. Equity v. Justice and Equality vs. Equity
- Advancing Racial Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace Symposium hosted by the Denver Public library. Here's a summary with links to resources.
- About Project READY: Online Racial Equity Curriculum
- American Indian Library Association
24 September 2020
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]
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Amy Honisett webinar presenter
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