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Anti-Racism Resources

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Library is taking action to combat racism and increase equity, diversity and inclusion. Here are some of the changes we’ve been instituting:

  • Conducting diversity audits in both the Adult and Youth departments. This entails examining every item in the collection to look for biases, racism and stereotypical tropes. Additionally, an audit tells us what we are missing in the collection and provides an opportunity to add materials of diversity where we are lacking.
  • Extending library access to those without a home or in temporary shelters with Temporary Visitors’ Library cards.
  • Creating a blind application process for job openings to eliminate bias.
  • Ongoing staff development and training, including completion of these Library Journal courses: “Equity in Action: Fostering an Antiracist Library Culture” and “Equity in Action: Building Diverse Collections.”
 

 

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Organizations

 

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Podcasts

 

 
Websites and Articles

Websites/Articles

 


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