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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Most Recently Added

July 7, Engaging Adults with Low Literacy Levels

Publish Date: News / 7 July 2022

This webinar will explore the characteristics of adults with low literacy levels and provide strategies for library staff to support reading literacy in adults.

Legal Expungement Assistance by State

Publish Date: News / 20 June 2022

This list of Legal Services by state is a starting point for partnering with a legal service that offers pro bono expungement work, or can refer patrons to someone who does, and is willing to meet virtually.

Workforce Development: A Library Partnership Success Story

Publish Date: News / 31 May 2022

OCLC’s headquarters are in Dublin, Ohio, a neighbor to the award-winning Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML). Not only is CML frequented by OCLC employees because it’s their local system, but many of us visit (I work out of Pittsburgh, PA) from time ...

New Justice Gap Study Confirms Problem Persists

Publish Date: News / 10 May 2022

The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) released a far-reaching new report on the crisis in civil legal aid, The Justice Gap: The Unmet Civil Legal Needs of Low-income Americans, in April 2022.

Listen. Partner. Follow Through: Community Engagement Principles

Publish Date: News / 4 April 2022

The best part of my job at OCLC is getting to hear about the impactful programs and activities that libraries create to solve community problems and help transform lives. I recently got the chance to talk to Nancy Pacheco and Elizabeth Gray from the ...

Taking Care of Self, Staff, and Community

Publish Date: Webinar / 10 March 2022

In this webinar, we explore ideas for expanding core self-care practices to encompass connections with work colleagues and more broadly with community members.