RCLS: Professional Development Opportunities: Diversity
Making Libraries More Inclusive: How To Incorporate Sensory Storytimes Into Your In-Person and Virtual Programming
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
Program hosted by Mid-Hudson Library System on June 4, 2021
- Recording (Please login to view)
- ALA Library Bill of Rights
- Interpretations of the Library Bill of Rights
- Code of Ethics of the ALA
- Garcia and Nelson Reconsideration Template
- Top 10 Most Challenged Books
- Queens Library Collection Development Policy
- Not Censorship But Selection
- Challenge Support
- The Merritt Fund
- The Freedom to Read Statement
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