ALA, AASL, ACRL, AFL-AILA, AFL-APALA, AFL-BCALA, AFL-CALA, AFL-JCLC, AFL-REFORMA, EMIERT,
GLBTRT, SRRT, YALSA
News You Can Use Session
Since the November 2016 election, the Southern Poverty Law Center cataloged hundreds of incidents of harassment, including
intimidation and hate speech aimed at people of color, Muslims, LGBTQ+ persons, immigrants, and women. Librarians hold
inclusion and equity as core professional values, but may need help building understanding as to the difference between social justice and politics before engaging in social justice work. Led by an academic researcher and a public school attorney, this session introduces new resources that library staff can use to support diversity and inclusion, and provides guidance on legal issues that may arise when working toward social justice.
Meeting Type: News You Can Use
Interests: Advocacy, Community Engagement, Diversity, Equity of Access, Ethics, Outreach Services, Partnerships, Public Services, Social Change, Transforming Libraries, Young Adult Services, Youth Services
Library Type: Academic, Community College, Elementary School, High School, Library School, Middle School, Nonprofit, Public, Regional System, Rural, School/Media Center, State Library
Sponsors: ALA, AASL, ACRL, AFL-AILA, AFL-APALA, AFL-BCALA, AFL-CALA, AFL-JCLC, AFL-REFORMA, EMIERT, GLBTRT, SRRT, YALSA
Co Sponsors: YALSA
Cost: Included with full conference registration.