IDEA

Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Accessibility

“Not everything that is faced can be changed; but nothing can be changed until it is faced” James Baldwin

Georgia Public Library Service's IDEA Committee developed this website to explore the ways libraries can improve equity and accessibility through programming, collections, policy, outreach, and training. Rather than providing an exhaustive list, the website has been designed to be concise, current, and curated with the best resources on inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility. We invite you to take a look, and hope the site can serve as a tool to inform and inspire.

All featured resources will be available in the archive subpage.

Local Spotlight

The Bias Inside Us Exhibit at the Columbus Public Library

July 2 - July 31

This free exhibition and community engagement project from the Smithsonian is an exploration of the social science, psychology, and consequences of implicit bias, an innate human trait. For details on this Chattahoochee Valley Libraries exhibit, click here. Individuals unable to attend the in-person exhibit are invited to view the online version.

Science of Bias display exhibit

Upcoming Events

Colorful and diverse needlepoint heads

Presented by TrainingIndustry.com

Young man speaking into microphone

Presented by Federal Depository Library Program

Book shelf sorted by colors

Presented by Niche Academy