ACRL Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

ACRL Core Commitment

ACRL is dedicated to creating diverse and inclusive communities in the Association and in academic and research libraries. This core commitment permeates the work of the Association, cutting across all ACRL sections, committees, interest and discussion groups, and communities of practice. The Association will acknowledge and address historical racial inequities; challenge oppressive systems within academic libraries; value different ways of knowing; and identify and work to eliminate barriers to equitable services, spaces, resources, and scholarship. (ACRL Plan for Excellence, Revised November 2018.)


Visit the ACRL Equity, Diversity and Inclusion LibGuide to learn more about programs and initiatives that ACRL is undertaking to support its Core Commitment.

ACRL Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee

Cultural Competencies

Diversity Committees within ALA

Diversity Committees within ACRL

Diversity Associations/Affiliations of ALA

Diversity Committees within other ALA Divisions

Diversity Conference Programs

Job Listings - General

Library Diversity Scholarships

Staff Recruitment and Retention, including Best Practices

Residencies and Library Schools with Diversity Components

Academic Programs in Multicultural and Diversity Studies

Diversity in Higher Education

General Diversity Resources

Meta-sites on Diversity