Equity is a core value for school librarians, but how do you determine if you have equity gaps in your program? In this interactive session, participants will experience an inquiry-based approach to exploring what equity means in a school library environment, reflecting upon and evaluating their program through a student perspective, and identifying a change idea to implement that could address a potential equity gap. Equity gaps in opportunity, access, or attainment for students can be addressed effectively through intentional school library practices. The student perspective on policies, the library environment, and access to resources and meaningful learning experiences inform librarians as they develop change ideas. The AASL shared foundation INCLUDE acts as a connector to school and district goals supporting inclusive and equitable outcomes for all.
ALA Unit/Subunit: AASL
Meeting Type: Program
Cost: Included with full conference registration.