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While initially designed for workforce development organizations, this tool may be easily adapted for other types of organizations. The tool may be used to evaluate current practices and policies that support institutional racial equity, identify areas that need improvement and develop a plan for future action.
This free on-demand webinar is a primer for the PLA full-day Institute, “Advancing Racial Equity in Public Libraries: Normalizing, Organizing, and Operationalizing,” that was offered as part of the ALA Midwinter Meeting on January 25, 2019 in Seattle.
The Culturally Responsive Guidelines for Alaska Public Libraries were developed by a group of Alaskan library directors* at a workshop facilitated by Dr. Lotsee Patterson and sponsored by the Alaska State Library.
The goal of the workshop was to develop guidelines to help public librarians examine how they respond to the specific informational, educational and cultural needs of their Alaska Native users and communities. The guidelines were published in 2010.
In 2018 the guidelines were revised by a subcommittee of the Alaska Native Issues Roundtable comprised of Valarie Kingsland, Tyson Rinio, Teressa Williams, Amelia Jenkins, Joyanne Hamilton, Rayette Sterling, Mike Robinson, Andrew Murphy.
A series of free, online professional development modules for school and public youth services librarians interested in improving their knowledge about race and racism, racial equity, and culturally sustaining pedagogy.
"This free on-demand webinar is open to everyone interested in gaining a better understanding of the concepts of power, identity, and oppression, and how they impact public libraries’ staff, services, programs, collections, and spaces."