Access & Equity

Equity Resources

Equity & Access of Access: What’s the Difference? - American Library Association

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

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, watch a video with the creators, and follow the #CharlestonSyllabus hashtag on Twitter.


Saint Paul Public Library - Resources on Race

Libraries, Literacy, and African American Male Youth

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

Racial Equity Tools website

The Racial Equity Institute

Transforming White Privilege: A 21st Century Leadership Capacity, a paid curriculum

Undoing Racism, People's Institute for Survival and Beyond

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.

Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter Fall 2016 Syllabus

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

YALSA wiki on Serving Diverse Teens @ Your Library

Resisting Racism, a research guide from University of Washington Libraries

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

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.

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


Race ≠ DNA

Listen, Learn, Participate: A #BlackLivesMatter Resource Series

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

The Inclusive Library: More than a Diverse Collection Part One

The Inclusive Library: More than a Diverse Collection Part Two

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


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

Libraries, Literacy, and African American Youth:  Research & Practice (coming in 2016) by Sandra Hughes-Hassell, Pauletta Brown Bracy, and Casey H. Rawson, Editors


Cracking the Codes film with conversation guide

Blog Crazy QuiltEdi

Access Resources

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.