Access & Equity
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.
Most Recently Added
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.
Publish Date: Webinar / 24 May 2022
This webinar explores ways for libraries to be proactive in developing and sharing policies and procedures around book challenges.
Publish Date: News / 17 May 2022
At the Public Library Association’s 2022 conference, Dr. Audrey Barbakoff gave a talk on "Digital equity through community partnerships," in which she discussed how community partnerships can be building blocks for sustainable digital inclu...
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.
Publish Date: News / 2 May 2022
OCLC's WebJunction, in partnership with Washington State University’s Center for Digital Scholarship and Curation, has launched the first two in a series of free online courses developed for staff at small public libraries and tribal archives, librar...
Publish Date: Webinar / 26 April 2022
In this webinar, practitioners will share how their digital collections have enabled their community members to connect with unique histories and cultures, increase appreciation of local history, and foster connections across generations.
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 ...
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.
Publish Date: News / 22 February 2022
A new report on Socially Connected Communities: Solutions for Social Isolation published by Healthy Places by Design highlights how librarians and other leaders can work together to address this issue. The report was developed based on a series of co...
Publish Date: Webinar / 22 February 2022
Staff from the Salt Lake City Public Library share how they built picture book-based kits, offering practical and positive ways to talk to children about race.