From the Denver Public Library: a virtual three-day “Advancing Equity & Inclusion in the Workplace Symposium” on July 8th-10th from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM MST.
The symposium will be a chance to leverage professional networks across a multitude of fields to dive deeper into particular issues that contribute to success in promoting racial equity & inclusion in the workplace. The themes for each day are as follows:
· July 8th: Planning and Preparing for Equity Work
· July 9th: Sustaining Equity Efforts and Supporting Staff of Color
· July 10th: Assessment and Accountability
The intended audience is for folks who have been already centering equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in the professional work that they do and are wanting to learn from folks that are also equally committed and engaged in the work. If this sounds like you, please feel free to register by clicking this link!
EDISJ in Library Workforce
Join PLA’s Task Force on Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Social Justice (EDISJ) for their first live Twitter chat on Wednesday, July 1 from 12–1:00 p.m. Central! The discussion will focus on EDISJ in the library workforce, and will aim to help library staff understand the interplay of EDISJ principles in workforce development and re-examine systems and policies to expose issues of inequity and injustice.
“Reading and Talking about Race: An Intro to ALA’s Great Stories Club (Part 1: Deeper Than Our Skins)”
Schedule (Eastern Time):
12:00pm – 1:30pm Native American Treaty Rights in the Time of Covid-19
1:45pm – 3:15pm Democracy in the Time of COVID
3:30pm – 4:30pm Herstory through Activism: Women, Libraries, and Activism
ALA statement affirming the rights of transgender people
The American Library Association (ALA), and particularly its Rainbow Round Table, unequivocally and emphatically stands in solidarity with its transgender staff and members, transgender library workers, transgender library users, transgender authors, and the transgender members of the communities we serve. Read the full statement here.
ALA Resolution on Protecting Privacy and Safety in Coronavirus-related Library Policy
The American Library Association (ALA) on behalf of its members 1. encourages libraries to adopt policies consistent with libraries’ core values; 2. encourages libraries to work with public health officials to disseminate crucial information; 3. encourages libraries to modify practices to protect our patrons in the support of the work of first responders; and 4. encourages libraries to protect our patrons and maintain the trust of our community by not collecting data for non-library purposes, including contact tracing. Read the full resolution here.