Policy

Join us to learn about the processes and pitfalls in library policy writing and implementation. Get tips for using an equity lens, applying trauma-informed concepts, researching, the writing process, building feedback loops, and a holistic approach to implementation. 

Webinar

Learn more about what we heard from those in DEI roles and to offer some leadership tips for Chief Diversity Officers and HR leaders with DEI roles or responsibilities.  

Webinar

The BIG IDEA is TLCPL’s action plan to build, improve and grow in the areas of inclusion, diversity, equity and access.

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Resources for cultivating a safe and supportive environment for all, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.  

Collection of Resources

An article explaining what anchor bias is and how to address it in your workplace

Article

An article highlighting the resources put out by the DOL for the  Family and Medical Leave Act specifically about mental health

Article

An article highlighting law changes that would impact control over libraries and the impacts they may have

Article

Resources that provide insights, tactics, and practices organizations can use to shift organizational culture and operationalize equity.

Collection of Resources

Resources for governments working to achieve racial equity and advance opportunities for all.

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Resources for governments working to achieve racial equity and advance opportunities for all.

Collection of Resources

Website providing a forum for library leaders to share best practices and innovative ideas that inspire programs that support learning, a strong economy and an active democracy.

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Library website with EDI resources and statements.

Collection of Resources

The Institutional Antiracism and Accountability (IARA) Project, part of the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard Kennedy School, is a team of academics, students, and experts dedicated to sharing what really works to effect antiracist change in organizations across the private, public, and non-profit sectors.

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Website working to achieve a racially, economically, and socially just society in which all children, youth, and families thrive. Helps organizations to translate ideas into action, promote public policies grounded in equity, and support strong and inclusive communities.

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Website to help organizations when employing data-driven, targeted strategies, programs and resources focused on those children, families and communities who need them most.

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In this session, you will learn how accessibility statements create a better experience for library users and librarians. You’ll hear from UK-based textBOX, one of the world’s leading experts, that helps libraries and vendors write accessibility statements to better communicate features to users.

Webinar

Guide for becoming an Anti-Racist Multicultural Organization.

Guide

DEI expert Joan C. Williams identifies five common patterns of bias that cause these programs to fail -- and offers a data-driven approach to pinpoint where things go wrong and how to make progress instead.

TEDTalk

An article about how colleges and universities need to move beyond statements of support for diversity, equity and inclusion to implement policies, make data-informed decisions and take bold actions that advance the cause of social justice on campuses.

Article

This resource was designed to be used by individuals and groups as an ongoing reflection tool. Inclusion is not a one-size-fits-all concept, nor a complete-and-move-on challenge. The checklist and supporting resources are meant to help individual libraries evaluate current services as well as plan for the future.

Guide

Report that explores ways to create a more inclusive and welcoming community through the creation of a government‐appointed and operated citizen ‘human relations’ committee, through partnering with an established local entity, or through some other mechanism;” 

Report

The Racial Equity Toolkit lays out a process and a set of questions to guide the development, implementation and

evaluation of policies, initiatives, programs, and budget issues to address the impacts on racial equity. 

Toolkit