Office for Diversity, Literacy & Outreach Services

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This free 90-minute webinar will feature information on ALA's six ethnic affiliates as well as user-focused resources.
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Census 2020 Outreach to Communities of Color provides participants with key tools and recommendations for census outreach geared toward communities of color. The constitutional decennial census is vital for political representation and resource distribution. However, this iteration faces limitations related to underfunding, litigation, a new digital response option, and an acrimonious political landscape. All of these challenges pose civil rights concerns; communities of color are especially at risk of an undercount.
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In light of the outbreak of COVID-19 (also known as coronavirus), cases of racism and xenophobia against Asians and Asian/Pacific Americans have surged across the world. In the United States, there has always been a deep history of xenophobia towards Asians. This webinar will feature two experts to discuss the issue of Anti-Asian sentiment, and will also focus on teaching resources in countering xenophobia.
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Cultural humility as a concept is discussed very little in the library literature. Yet the idea embodies the long-held professional values of diversity, equity, and inclusion and could do much to further efforts to assist our increasingly diverse communities and patrons. The discussion we present is also unique as we approach the topic by unpacking the notion of humility and why people may find the whole concept difficult to embrace.
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Cultural humility as a concept is discussed very little in the library literature. Yet the idea embodies the long-held professional values of diversity, equity, and inclusion and could do much to further efforts to assist our increasingly diverse communities and patrons. The discussion we present is also unique as we approach the topic by unpacking the notion of humility and why people may find the whole concept difficult to embrace.
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Originally recorded on Wednesday, May 6, 2015, this free, hour-long webinar features Patricia Barch, Schaumburg Township (Ill.) District Library and Carmen Patlan, Waukegan (Ill.) Public Library, as they discuss tips, tools, resources, and best practices for serving English language learners. Made possible by The American Dream Starts @ your library®, a grant initiative funded by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation.
On-DemandWebinarFree!
Originally recorded on Wednesday, May 6, 2015, this free, hour-long webinar features Patricia Barch, Schaumburg Township (Ill.) District Library and Carmen Patlan, Waukegan (Ill.) Public Library, as they discuss tips, tools, resources, and best practices for serving English language learners. Made possible by The American Dream Starts @ your library®, a grant initiative funded by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation.
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Attendees will learn about the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion recommendations in the context of the future of librarianship, the Association, and information services to our communitiess. All library workers will benefit from learning how they can contribute to this important work.
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The presentation aims to provide the audience with a foundation for creating programming or teaching opportunities that furnish library patrons with a critical understanding of the utility, limits, and hierarchies enacted by classifications—both within and outside library contexts.
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Interested in expanding your library’s “reach” into the community, specifically to bring the library to nontraditional library users? In 2015, the St. Charles (IL) Public Library’s (SCPL) Outreach Services team (David Kelsey, Dana Hintz, Lynda Spraner, Christine Steck) decided to transform engagement initiatives to local businesses, by enhancing SCPL’s Literacy Partners program. Literacy Partners feature good-condition and popular withdrawn library books, magazines, and audiovisual materials; patrons can keep materials and do not need to return them.