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 February 2018

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

Lunch at the Library: Nourishing Bodies and Minds

 Webinar / Last Modified: 06 February 2018

In this webinar, learn the tools and tips for starting or expanding a USDA summer meals site and for incorporating lunches into your summer reading program.

Homelessness in Small and Rural Communities: Libraries Can Help!

 Webinar / Last Modified: 17 January 2018

A webinar hosted in collaboration with ARSL on how small or rural libraries can provide services to community members experiencing homelessness, especially with limited access to resources, like a social worker.

2018 National Day of Racial Healing

 News / Last Modified: 11 January 2018

The National Day of Racial Healing (NDORH) is an opportunity for people, organizations, and communities to call for racial healing, bring people together in their shared humanity and take action together to create a more just and equitable world.
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Racial Equity in the Library, Part One: Where to Start?

 News / Last Modified: 20 December 2017

For this two-part series, WebJunction takes a look at a complex and broad issue: racial equity in the library. As we participate in conversations about the future of the library and its critical place within community, equity issues continue to surfa...

Hunger and Libraries: Snacks, Backpacks and More

 News / Last Modified: 06 December 2017

Autumn is an excellent time of year to highlight ways libraries are fighting hunger in their communities, and October is a great month to start planning for summer lunch and learning programs. Below you’ll find a list of some resources for learning m...