Programming & Outreach
A collection of resources serving children and their caregivers who are new to America. Includes specialized resources, adapted programming, and community partnerships.
An article about how cultural humility is an approach to equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) that helps us recognize and redress structural issues and power differentials that interfere with providing good library service to all.
A website that promotes equitable access to library services and electronic resources. Our member libraries are committed to providing equal access to information for all library users, and we work together to improve vendor products, educate our community, and advance digital accessibility.
An annual Storytime series from the National Civil Rights Museum, which thematically focuses on peacemaking, kindness, diversity, and creating positive social change.
A webinar about how digital collections offer an opportunity to represent the diversity of stories and voices in your community likely missing from your physical collection
A webinar about a variety of innovative services and partnerships that King County Library System (KCLS) has instituted for sustainable digital inclusion and how to apply these ideas to overcome digital access barriers and meet the digital needs of your own communities.
A webinar about how to be an advocate for people with disabilities and break down barriers to library access and how to build trusting relationships with people with disabilities and the community organizations that serve them to create more inclusive and welcoming programs and services at your library
An article from Library Journal about Restorative Justice in libraries. The article outlines how one library system in implementing restorative practices and how your library system can integrate restorative justice in your own libraries.
An article about how more educators are using empowering and restorative practices to discuss gender and to confront damaging stereotypes and other oppressive social constructs.
An article about what outreach librarians can learn from community organizing and how to apply social justice frameworks to our outreach efforts in order to build programs that truly transform lives and neighborhoods
A video about how leaders can rethink what it takes to create a truly inclusive workplac, and lays out how to bring real, grassroots change to boardrooms and communities alike.
Podcast episode in which NPR asks academics, writers and listeners some big questions: What do we mean when we say "people of color"? Why do some of us identify with that term? Why does it annoy so many other people? Is it time to say R.I.P. to POC? And, if so, is BIPOC the new kid on the block?
A series of webinars for libraries and library staff to learn, share, and discuss the historical and present day barriers that communities are facing regarding racism against the Black community.
A blog about how to speak with young children about race, to speak with caregivers about how to talk about race, and to model talking about race with children for their caregivers.