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RCLS: Professional Development Opportunities: Diversity

A list of archived webinars and organizations with trusted resources so you can stay up-to-date on your continuing education.

Implicit Bias

Making Libraries More Inclusive: How To Incorporate Sensory Storytimes Into Your In-Person and Virtual Programming

Social Responsibility

Sponsored by the Social Responsibilities Group of NYLA's Developing Leaders Program, this series of panel discussions explores how libraries of all types and sizes relate to the different facets of the ALA's core value: "Social Responsibility.” 

Diverse Views and Discussions in Library Programs

Learn from panelists who have allied with their local school, community volunteers, or academic committees to host programs where people can discuss potentially divisive topics in a safe space, with a focus on learning to be better.

View webinar archive https://youtu.be/yLukBW2gYdg

Directors Decide: Public Statements After George Floyd’s Death

Learn the decision-making process  directors of large, small, urban, and rural public libraries went through as they considered whether and how their libraries would make public statements following the murder of George Floyd.

View webinar archive https://youtu.be/QlfgDyKent4

NYBPC: Conversations from the Heart

On behalf of the New York Black Librarians Caucus, we would like to thank everyone who attended “Conversations from the Heart, Pt. 5: How To Be An Ally.” We would like to once again thank our panelists for their contributions: Karina Hagelin, Jeremy Johannesen, Elizabeth Portillo, and Rebecca Rodd (filling in for Joyce Scott). We'd also like to thank Taina Evans for moderating our event.

If you missed the conversation and would like to catch up, the recording is now available on YouTube. If you’re interested in learning more about trauma-informed librarianship, watch Karina Hagelin's webinar. (Please find additional resources used in this session at the end of this e-mail. Thank you to Taina for putting this together.)

"Oh, the Place You'll Go!" Intersectionality of Intellectual Freedom and EDI

Talking Book and Braille Library

Queens Public Lirbrary

The Queens Public Library and the Black Caucus of the American Library Association have partnered to host the Black Health & Healing Summit on February 5th, 2021. The National Library of Medicine has provided us with a grant to build a bridge between health professionals and Black communities. This 24-hour virtual health conference will pair entertainment with critical health information and strategies on healing from home. 

Diverse Book Finder

During this session, Dr. Aronson will share her research and thinking about why racially/culturally diverse books matter, how children see race, effective ways to discuss the topic with them, and how to engage patrons in conversations about diverse titles. She will also share information about the Diverse BookFinder and its Collection Analysis Tool (CAT) and be available to answer questions about how to utilize CAT reports to enhance collection development.

Collection Diversity Audits

From Diversity to Inclusion: How to Audit Your Collection and Why with Kymberlee Powe
Slides can be found at: https://bit.ly/DA_12_21.

Originally hosted by the Michigan Department of Education, Library of Michigan

Understanding Your Constituent Groups: Jewish Population

Panel Discussion: Librarians of Color and Diversity in Libraries

Windows & Mirror Books

RCLS: Coalition Author Discussion: Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah