Access & Equity

On WebJunction
Statements and Resources from Libraries
Online Resources
For Supporting Youth
Creating Diverse Collections
Articles
Booklists and Books
Multimedia
On Accessibility

On WebJunction

Multicultural Picture Books: A Deeper Look at Your Collection, introduction to Diverse BookFinder, a comprehensive collection of children's picture books featuring Black and Indigenous people and People of Color (BIPOC), and the webinar recording, in WebJunction's Course Catalog.

Doing the Work Externally and Internally: Race, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, WebJunction webinar, December 5, 2019 (multiple resources listed on this webinar page)

Project READY (Reimagining Equity and Access for Diverse Youth), article about curriculum created by The School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina (UNC SILS) at Chapel Hill, the School of Library and Information Sciences at North Carolina Central University, and the Wake County (NC) Public School System, funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services

Tackling the Racism in Children's Classics, summary of Nashville Public Library blog series, October 16, 2019

Racial Equity in the Library, Part One: Where to Start? and Racial Equity in the Library, Part Two: Diverse Collections, Programming, Resources, 2016

Social Library, Antiracism Edition, July, 2020

Statements and Resources from Libraries

Statements from Libraries and Library Organizations Re: Racism and Increased Violence, infoDOCKET

UMass Amherst Libraries, Resources on Color and "Race"

Saint Paul Public Library, Resources on Race

Milwaukee Public Library, Statement on Race & Social Equity

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Here to Help: Community Resources

McCracken County Public Library, Black Lives Matter: A Resource Guide

Jefferson-Madison Regional Library, Introducing The African American Experience Book Lists

Oakland Public Library, A Letter to Oakland

William & Mary Libraries, The Antiracist Bookshelf

Online Resources

Public Library Association, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Justice

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Lexicon (Spartanburg County Public Libraries)

Talking About Race, National Museum of African American History & Culture

Anti-Racism Resources for all ages, a collection of resources compiled by Dr. Nicole A. Cooke, Augusta Baker Chair, The University of South Carolina

Anti-Racism Resources for White People, compiled by Sarah Sophie Flicker & Alyssa Klein

Scaffolded Anti-Racism Resources, a Google doc collection. “The goal is to facilitate growth for white folks to become allies, and eventually accomplices for anti-racist work.”

Campaign Zero, in addition to policy solutions for ending police violence, the site has an extensive research section with "studies, articles, and other documents to learn more about the historical context, effectiveness, and key considerations for implementing Campaign Zero policy solutions."

Police Use of Force Project, a database with access to use of force policies and related documents for the 100 largest U.S. city police departments.

Racial Equity Tools website, including Transforming White Privilege: A 21st Century Leadership Capacity curriculum, sliding scale fee

The Racial Equity Institute

Charleston Syllabus
In the wake of the racially motivated violence in Charleston, South Carolina, scholars and librarians collaborated on a bibliography to inform ongoing conversations about race relations. The vision is that by sharing knowledge in this way, new understanding, approaches and change can occur. Read this OCLC Member Story about the bibliography, and watch a video with the creators.

Undoing Racism, People's Institute for Survival and Beyond

Black Lives Matter, including Black Lives Matter Fall 2016 Syllabus and The Black Lives Matter Reference Guide

Native Lives Matter Syllabus

Showing Up for Racial Justice

Color of Change

W.K. Kellogg Foundation Racial Equity Resource Guide

Resisting Racism, a research guide from University of Washington Libraries

Racial Equity Tools, offers tools, research, tips, curricula and ideas for people who want to increase their own understanding and to help those working toward justice at every level – in systems, organizations, communities and the culture at large

Resources & Tools Regarding Racism & Anti/Blackness & How to be a Better Ally, a Google doc collection maintained by Tatum Dorrell, Matt Herndon and Jourdan Dorrell

Diversity Toolkit: A Guide to Discussing Identity, Power, and Privilege, “MSW@USC, the online Master of Social Work program at the University of Southern California

Equity & Access of Access: What’s the Difference? - American Library Association, prepared by Nancy Kranich

Equality, diversity and inclusion resources, Imperial College London

The Othering and Belonging Institute at UC Berkeley is a hub of engaged scholars, researchers, strategic communicators, policymakers, and community partners working to advance belonging for all members of society.

Listen, Learn, Participate: A #BlackLivesMatter Resource Series, Oakland Public Library

Institutional Racism: history & context

Protest Traditions, Social Movements & Community Visions for Racial Justice

Police Conduct, Race & the Justice System: from Ferguson to Oakland

Talking to Kids about Racism and Justice: a list for parents and educators

Black Excellence in LIS Syllabus, a collaborative syllabus, edited by T-Kay San Juan

LibVoices podcast. Hear from librarians of color speak to the fullness of their careers including successes, challenges, and achievements.

21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge, America & Moore, LLC, see also on Facebook

For Supporting Youth

EmbraceRace, multiracial community of parents, teachers, experts, and other caring adults who support each other to meet the challenges that race poses to our children, families, and communities. See 31 Children's books to support conversations on race, racism and resistance.

Anti-Racism For Kids 101: Starting To Talk About Race and Anti-Racism 102: Why Not All Racial Discrimination is ‘Racism’, Raising Luminaries, Books for Littles

Anti-racism Resources, intended to serve as a resource to white people and parents to deepen our anti-racism work a document compiled by Sarah Sophie Flicker, Alyssa Klein in May 2020

What we know about bias in children and what we can do (pdf), a handout researched and created by Blythe Summers, MLIS

The Tenents, developed and disseminated by the Tenets Initiative, the Diversity-Informed Tenets for Work with Infants, Children and Families (Tenets) are a set of ten strategies and tools for strengthening the commitment and capacity of professionals, organizations and systems that serve infants, children and families to embed diversity, inclusion and equity principles into their work. Latest edition, 2018

Libraries, Literacy, and African American Youth: Research & Practice by Sandra Hughes-Hassell, Pauletta Brown Bracy, and Casey H. Rawson, Editors

Great Stories Club, ALA resources including book lists, discussion questions, related reading lists and promotional materials, with section focused on Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation

The Augusta Baker Diversity Lecture Series of webinars, part of a Children, Libraries and Literacy Initiative of University of South Carolina’s School of Library and Information Science

The USC Rossier School of Education’s guide, Speak Up: Opening A Dialogue with Youth About Racism

YALSA wiki on Serving Diverse Teens @ Your Library

National S.E.E.D. (Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity) Project

Southern Poverty Law Center, section Teaching Tolerance

Rethinking Schools, a nonprofit committed to equity

Libraries, Literacy, and African American Male Youth

Teaching Tolerance, free resources to educators who work with children from kindergarten through high school

Creating Diverse Collections

We Need Diverse Books: Where to Find Diverse Books

School Library Journal: "An Expanded Cultural Diversity Booklist: SLJ Readers Respond"

6 Myths About Diversity in Early Childhood Storytimes (and How We Can Read Diverse Books in Our Library's Storytime Now)

The Black Book Review

ADL’s Children’s Literature List

Articles

Race ≠ DNA, Tolerance.org

The Inclusive Library: More than a Diverse Collection Part One, and Part Two, YALSA Blog

10 Simple Ways White People Can Step Up to Fight Everyday Racism

How is Black Lives Matter Winning? by Waleed Shahid, Dissent Magazine

The Class Politics of Black Lives Matter by Barbara Ransby, Dissent Magazine

Why You Need to Stop Saying "All Lives Matter", Rachel Elizabeth Cargle, Harpers Bazaar, April 16, 2019

Why you should stop saying “all lives matter,” explained in 9 different ways, German Lopez, July 11, 2016

Cataloging Black Knowledge: How Dorothy Porter Assembled and Organized a Premier Africana Research Collection, Zita Cristina Nunes, Perspectives on History, newsmagazine of the American Historical Association, November 20, 2018

Institutionalized Racism: A Syllabus, articles published over the course of five years on JSTOR Daily

75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice, Corinne Shutack, 2017

Booklists and Books

Antiracism: A Starter Booklist, Library Journal, May 31, 2020

Ferguson is America: Roots of Rebellion by Jamala Rogers

From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

Towards the "Other America": Anti-Racist Resources for White People Taking Action for Black Lives Matter by Chris Crass

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

We Too Sing America: South Asian, Arab, Muslim, and Sikh Immigrants Shape Our Multiracial Future by Deepa Iyer

An Indigenous People’s History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

Multimedia

Cracking the Codes film and conversation guide (See also info on World Trust)

Blog Crazy QuiltEdi

On Accessibility

National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS)
Through a national network of cooperating libraries, NLS administers a free library program of braille and audio materials.

U.S. Department of Justice Americans with Disabilities Act Home Page
Information and technical assistance on the A.D.A.

Targeting Autism for Libraries (a program of the Illinois State Library)