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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Telling the Story of Food: Why Food Literacy Matters to Your Library

Publish Date: News / 15 April 2021

Rebecca Antill was a presenter in the WebJunction webinar, Strengthening Communities: Food Access at Your Library. Here, she shares additional information about food literacy programming and resources made available through the South Carolina Sta...

2021 National Day of Racial Healing

Publish Date: News / 22 December 2020

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. ...

Understanding How COVID-19 Widens the Justice Gap

Publish Date: News / 17 September 2020

The Improving Access to Civil Legal Justice through Public Libraries initiative has previously discussed the challenges facing those who fall into the justice gap—the divide between the need for civil legal aid and a person’s ability to access resour...

Seed and Plant Swap Grows During COVID

Publish Date: News / 20 August 2020

Erie City Public Library in Erie, Kansas, serves a small town of about 1,085 people in Neosho County. We are a gathering place for the community.

One of the goals of our little library is to support the community as much as we can...