Creating Equitable and Inclusive Libraries for Youth: A Professional Development Resource provides resources that librarians and other library staff who serve diverse youth in public and school libraries can use to gain the skills and knowledge needed to develop inclusive, bias free and equitable library collections, services and programs that better meet the needs of diverse youth. The resource includes a range of high-quality professional development resources related to diversity and equity literacy. This database provides detailed annotations of each resource, including its format, a description of the content, a web link, and a citation (when appropriate). The resource aligns with the ALSC, YALSA, and AASL’s professional competencies or standards for public and school librarians.
Members of the youth library community can use this resource to develop new professional development experiences for library staff, or to improve existing professional development offerings. In addition, individuals or Professional Learning Communities/Networks can use this resource to guide their own professional growth in the areas of diversity and equity literacy.
Equitable & Inclusive Libraries for Youth: A Professional Development Resource has been made possible by an ALA Carnegie Whitney Grant.