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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The Engaged and Embedded Library

 News / Last Modified: 13 September 2019

Civic engagement is not a new concept for libraries, which have long been active community hubs. However, in this age of library transformation, it is time to escalate the scale of community engagement. On one level, it is survival; it is also the na...

Resources on Libraries and Homelessness

 News / Last Modified: 09 September 2019

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

Community-Led Public Libraries

 News / Last Modified: 04 September 2019

As we celebrate WebJunction's #WJ10th anniversary, we're pleased to recognize a new work by a webinar presenter alum, Kenneth Williment, co-author of Developing Community-Led Public Libraries. In Canada and the UK, libraries have been using ...

Immigrant Asset Mapping at Halifax Public Libraries

 News / Last Modified: 04 September 2019

Immigrants are such a hot-button issue these days that TechSoup for Libraries decided to search for a library that does excellent work to serve these specialized patrons. The U.S. immigrant population is roughly one in six people. Canada is having an...

Putting the Public Back in Public Libraries Community-Led Libraries

 Webinar / Last Modified: 04 September 2019

This webinar, with libraries who have developed and used Community-Led approaches, will show how to involve your communities in library planning so that your library provides services relevant to underserved communities.