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 / 27 February 2024
Learn about the fundamentals of co-design and explore how to apply them in your library for wildly creative and deeply impactful programs and services.
Publish Date: News / 30 January 2024
Learn how to develop a plan for identifying, reaching, and building relationships with underserved communities.
January 4, Libraries Foster Social Connection: Responding to the Epidemic of Loneliness and Isolation
Publish Date: News / 4 January 2024
Explore ways to intentionally design for social connection in library services and programs.
Publish Date: News / 13 December 2023
Part of a series, this webinar with the Sustainable Libraries Initiative will feature practitioners having a collective impact through community collaborations.
Publish Date: News / 5 December 2023
In our work to support library learning, we’re committed to an approach which looks to create and sustain diverse, equitable, inclusive spaces where libraries and communities can thrive. The OCLC 2023 Annual Report features some of our most popular w...
Publish Date: Webinar / 28 November 2023
This webinar with the Sustainable Libraries Initiative features practitioners who have found ways to design, implement, and evaluate programs using frameworks that better represent their library’s values.
Publish Date: News / 27 November 2023
In May 2023, with funding from the Mellon Foundation, Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) launched an 18-month research project to collect and study cardholder signup policies from public libraries across the nation. The project aims to identify the range ...
Publish Date: Webinar / 14 November 2023
Richland Library launched the open-source Let’s Talk Race Curriculum, providing a set of easy-to-follow resources for other organizations to implement locally to deepen community connections.
Publish Date: News / 14 November 2023
While everyone is affected by climate change, the impacts of climate change are not evenly distributed. That’s why it’s so crucial to consider the social and economic impact of our environmental choices in our responses to climate change. This articl...
Publish Date: News / 1 November 2023
Libraries play a vital role in serving the diverse needs of their communities, and one group that often benefits greatly is our nation's Veterans, current military members, and their families. Chances are you’re already doing great work in welcoming ...