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To live out our core values of equity, diversity, and inclusion, libraries are seeking out ways to be more community-centered. Community-led planning is a method that can be used to create public programs and services that celebrate the strengths and int
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Start Date: December 1, 2021, 1:00 pm CST
End Date: December 3, 2021, 2:00 pm CST
Iman Mersal is an Egyptian poet, writer, academic and translator.  She will share an examination of perceived Arab culture to the Western audience, including the roles of women through modern Arab Literature. The learner should understand the c
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Start Date: December 9, 2021, 1:00 pm CST
End Date: December 9, 2021, 2:00 pm CST
Coretta Scott King Book Awards Spotlight Unspeakable The Tulsa Race Massacre
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Start Date: May 23, 2022, 3:00 pm CDT
End Date: May 23, 2022, 4:00 pm CDT
This webinar is the first in a series exploring the interconnectedness of digital equity and literacy.
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Start Date: May 31, 2022, 2:00 pm CDT
End Date: May 31, 2022, 3:15 pm CDT
2022 United for Libraries Virtual
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Start Date: August 9, 2022, 9:30 am CDT
End Date: August 11, 2022, 9:30 am CDT
Talking about issues related to racial justice is difficult in today's political climate. Given the uptick of reported incidents of racism that students of color are experiencing in schools, alongside recent developments with state laws, educational policies and instructional practices connected to anti-racism and equity, this webinar will focus on children's literature that supports racial literacy development.
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Start Date: September 19, 2022, 11:00 am CDT
End Date: September 19, 2022, 12:00 pm CDT
Serving Diverse Communities
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Start Date: October 3, 2022, 12:00 am CDT
End Date: November 14, 2022, 12:00 am CST
In this three-course bundle, librarian and American Sign Language interpreter Kathy MacMillan will give you the skills you need not only to use basic American Sign Language but to understand the fundamental principles of working with the Deaf community.
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Start Date: October 31, 2022, 12:00 am CDT
End Date: April 9, 2023, 12:00 am CDT
This 6-week, asynchronous online course will introduce basic American Sign Language vocabulary and grammar appropriate for use in a library setting and place that information within a linguistic and cultural context to aid participants in improving library services to patrons who are deaf or hard of hearing.
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Start Date: October 31, 2022, 12:00 am CDT
End Date: December 18, 2022, 12:00 am CST
Learn more American Sign Language vocabulary and grammar appropriate for use in a library setting and place that information within a linguistic and cultural context to aid participants in improving library services to patrons who are deaf or hard of hearing.
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Start Date: January 2, 2023, 12:00 am CST
End Date: February 12, 2023, 12:00 am CST
In this two-part event, web design and usability expert Laura Solomon will provide concrete first steps you can take to prevent and fix website issues that can significantly impact users with disabilities.
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Start Date: January 25, 2023, 1:30 pm CST
End Date: January 26, 2023, 3:00 pm CST
Learn basic American Sign Language (ASL) vocabulary appropriate for use with children in library and classroom settings as well as how to teach stories, songs, and other activities that incorporate ASL.
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Start Date: February 27, 2023, 12:00 am CST
End Date: April 9, 2023, 12:00 am CDT
2021 United for Libraries Virtual
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Learn how to ensure that your library is a welcoming place for all customers with sensory needs.
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With concrete goals and plans for collection diversity audit data, it can help create inclusive public library collections.
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How can cultural intelligence shape library policies, services, and programs to bridge cultural gaps? (2nd in a series)
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Understand how a trauma-informed service philosophy can reduce harm for library staff and patrons (3rd in a series).
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Hear how one library created an Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access roadmap with engagement across the organization.
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Brave Voices, Brave Choices is a public promise to learn, grow, and act to create the reality we want for all people.
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Identify best practices to create and maintain a BIPOC library workers’ affinity group that empowers members.
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Learn to define cultural intelligence and the impacts of holding different values from majority culture.
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What training and preparation does your Board of Trustees need to be prepared for a crisis? Learn how to be proactive in developing a well-prepared board, and what best practices, policies, and procedures need to be developed or revisited.
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Learn best practices for providing safe, appropriate, compassionate outreach services based on healthy boundaries.
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Learn to identify opportunities for authentically collaborative community partnerships focused on local history.
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Hear the process, results, and learnings from Cedar Rapids (Iowa) Public Library’s first diversity audit of YA materials.
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These two webinars will help you function effectively across national, ethnic, and organizational cultural boundaries.
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Explore all the aspects of the Curate Shared Foundation in the National School Library Standards with this archived webinar.
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Learn to identify potential barriers to library use in your community and how to develop policy solutions.
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In this on-demand webinar, learn best practices for providing disability services. Be guided through the process to create or expand these services in your library, for all ages and for any budget. Also learn about assistive technology options, and how to advocate with your administration and staff for inclusion of these services.
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Learn about strategies to empower institutions and communities historically marginalized, underserved, and underrepresented.
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