Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Image of two people putting their arms around each other's backs

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.)

Learn more about our core commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion in this video featuring 2019-20 ACRL President Karen Munro.


Graphic for EDI LibGuide
EDI LibGuide

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

Diversity Alliance icon
ACRL Diversity Alliance

The ACRL Diversity Alliance program unites academic libraries committed to increasing the hiring pipeline of qualified and talented individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups.
Learn more.

Graphic for Scholarly Communication Toolkit
Learning Opportunities and Publications

Expand your knowledge with learning opportunities and publications focused on EDI topics, including free and paid webcasts, conference programs, books, journal articles, books and more.
Learn more.

Graphic for ACRL/ALA Diversity Activities
ACRL/ALA Diversity Communities

A variety of ACRL areas initiate, advise and mobilize support for appropriate action related to issues of equity. diversity, and inclusion in academic librarianship—including recruitment, advancement and retention of underrepresented groups to academic and research librarianship and the promotion of library and information services for diverse library users.
Learn more.

Photos of members talking at tables

Advancement Opportunities

Whether you're starting your search for your first librarian role, looking for guidance and mentorship, or seeking opportunities to publish or present, we've got you covered.

Learn more.


ACRL Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee

ACRL’s core commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion is overseen and coordinated by the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee. Learn more about the EDI Committee.