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Equity in Action: Taking Your Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives to the Ne...

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In this multifaceted online course, you’ll complete work to ensure that your collections, programs, services, and staff culture are Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive—with personal coaching from experts from libraries and beyond.

Live Interactive Sessions: Thursdays from 2:00-4:00 PM ET: Oct 3, 10 & 17. Plus, self-guided options and additional bonus content offered so you can follow along at your own pace.

Live Sessions Bridged with Online Workshops, Video Lessons, Assignments, Discussions, and Resources designed to help you build your own diversity initiative. Certificate of Completion Provided

Course Overview:
Do you want to ensure that your collections, programs, services, and staff culture are diverse, equitable, and inclusive?

Do you want to become more culturally literate and a more effective advocate for your community and institution?

In this course, you will learn from leading guest speakers in sessions created specifically for librarian professionals. The online lectures and workshops outline concrete actions library leaders are taking to make their libraries more equitable today and in the future, and include tools you can use to get there and assess your success. Practical coursework will help you transform your library services to better meet the needs of all your users—and bring in new ones.

You’ll complete assignments to help build your own diversity initiative over 3+ weeks in an interactive online classroom environment with personal coaching from an expert in the field. In addition, you’ll have access to our essential diversity curriculum—a series of video-lessons from Library Journal and School Library Journal editors along with targeted supporting materials—to explore at your own pace.

When you attend this interactive online course, you’ll come away with:

  • The ability to audit current library collections and programs through a culturally competent lens

  • The ability to assess the inclusiveness of current collection development and RA practices, acquisitions, marketing, plus assessing scheduling practices, branch hours, and staff hiring and retention

  • The ability to recognize common problematic stereotypes, tropes, and microaggressions in media

  • A refresher on key diversity and cultural literacy concepts such as white privilege, unconscious bias, cultural appropriation, and intersectionality

The course features live guest speakers in interactive sessions with Q&A as well as self-guided “homework” and readings to support deeper learning. You’ll work in small groups with facilitators experienced in anti-oppression work to complete assignments and field research that will fuel your diversity initiatives.

Also Available On Demand!
Can’t make a live session? All sessions will be available to you on demand following the initial broadcast.


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