Today I'm speaking at a virtual event by the Special Libraries Association's Kentucky Chapter on "Breaking the White-ness of the Profession." (Registration) Below are resources I want this group to have (and you can use them too). It is not meant to be a comprehensive list, but rather some starting points.
- Library scene from Hidden Figures (Video)
- AFL-CIO. (2021) Library Professionals: Facts & Figures.
- Phil Mulvaney and Dan O’Connor (2014). Opinion: Rethinking How We Rate and Rank MLIS Programs. Library Journal.
- ALISE. (2021). Statisical Report.
- Digitization 101: (2020-2021)
- The Struggle to Diversify Library Staff, part 1
- The Struggle to Diversify Library Staff, part 2
- The Struggle to Diversify Library Staff, part 3
- The Struggle to Diversify Library Staff, part 4
- The Struggle to Diversify Library Staff, part 5
- Resources about Racism.
- ALA. (2022) Diversity in the Workplace.
- AALL. Antiracism, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and Social Justice Resources.
- Cultural Proficiencies for Racial Equity: A Framework (2022) created by the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), ALA Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services (ODLOS); Public Library Association (PLA); and Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Building Cultural Proficiencies for Racial Equity Framework Task Force.
- Karla J. Strand. Disrupting Whiteness in Libraries and Librarianship: A Reading List.
- MLD & PLDA. (2021) The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Toolbox.
- Oak Park Public Library. (2021) Anti-Racism Strategic Plan.
- SCRLC. Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Justice (DEIJ): Indigenous Community Outreach. Note info on land acknowledgements.
- Tufts. Anti-Racism Resource Guide.
- WNDB. Resources for Parents, Educators, and Librarians.
- TGW Studio. Free Stock Photos with Authentic Diversity
- Vice. The Gender Spectrum Collection: Stock Photos Beyond the Binary
- Nappy. Beautiful photos of Black and Brown people, for free
- Disability:IN. Disability Inclusive Stock Photography
The image above is from Disability:IN and carries a CC BY-ND 4.0 license.
Addendum - Resources mentioned by webinar participants:
- Sofia Y. Leung & Jorge R. Lopez-McKnight (Editors). (2021) Knowledge Justice: Disrupting Library and Information Studies through Critical Race Theory.
- Mark Shane-Scale. (2021) Colonization and Imperialism in Libraries: Perspective from a Caribbean Immigrant.