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Library staff at all levels within their organizations have the power—and the responsibility—to cultivate an antiracist culture, from evaluating spaces, programs, services, and collections to examining policies and practices to reflecting on one’s own implicit biases. Creating an internal culture founded on principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion is essential to building a community-centered library that meets the needs and expectations of its users.

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Live Interactive Sessions: Tuesdays: February 23, March 2, and March 9 from 2-4 PM ET. Plus, a self-guided learning path, and additional bonus content offered so you can follow along at your own pace.

In this online course, you will learn about the concrete actions library leaders are taking to make their libraries antiracist today and in the future, and the tools that make it possible. Practical coursework, along with targeted support, will take you from theory to application, empowering you to transform your library services to better meet the needs of all your users—and bring in new ones.
 
Certificate of Completion Provided

15 PD credits available
 
When you attend this course, you’ll come away with:  
  • The tools necessary to audit current library collections and programs through a culturally competent lens
  • The ability to assess the inclusiveness of current collection development and RA practices, acquisitions, marketing, plus assessing scheduling practices, branch hours, and staff hiring and retention
  • The ability to recognize common problematic stereotypes, tropes, and microaggressions in media
  • A refresher on key diversity and cultural literacy concepts such as white privilege, unconscious bias, cultural appropriation, and intersectionality

 

"This class has given me so much to think about and reflect upon. The work that librarians must do to dismantle racist systems and to create libraries that are equitable for all is big and overwhelming - but repeatedly the speakers reminded us that we will continue for the rest of our lives to grow and be better. The work is heavy, but the spark to begin and carry on was what I needed."
—Katelynn Scott, School Librarian

Inspiring Live Guest Speakers + Project-Based Learning

Online Course Features

  • Instructor-led online course features personalized interaction over three weeks
  • Real-time guest speakers and conversation via live webcast (with recordings available afterward)
  • Self-guided track with video lessons and supporting resources in the online classroom to provide a foundation for your work
  • Homework assignments to help you make progress on your goals
  • Individualized attention from course facilitators who work with you in a coaching environment to help sort out challenges
  • Ongoing group conversation via discussion forums
  • Articles, videos, and other resources
  • Access all course content for six months after the course ends

Group rates are available 
Have a team attend and increase your impact!
Please contact us at libraryjournal@edmaker.co to learn more about our discounted rates.

Also Available On-Demand! 
Can’t make a live session? All sessions will be available to you “on-demand” following the initial broadcast.

Who Should Take This Course:
This event is excellent for public librarians, both adult and youth services; academic librarians; and school librarians. The program will be especially relevant to librarians in collection development, collection management, merchandising and displays, programming, outreach, and library marketing. 

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