ALA Chapters Condemn Systemic Racism

In addition to the American Library Association's Executive Board's statement on racism, several ALA chapters have stated their dedication to dismantling systemic racism. View their statements below. 

Anti-Racist resources for the library profession, including plan for action and staff development resources, can be found on the ALA Office for Diversity Literacy and Outreach Services #LibrariesRespond - Black Lives Matter webpage. 

Contact CRO Program Officer, Mariel Colbert to add a statement to this list. 

Alabama Library Association 

Alabama Library Association Statement on Racism 

Arizona Library Association 

AzLA Statement Condemning Systemic Racism

Arkansas Library Association

We Stand Together 

California Library Association

The California Library Association Anti-Racism Statement 

Delaware Library Association 

Anti-Racism Resources 

Florida Library Association 

Florida Library Association Anti-Racism Statement 

Florida Library Association Announces Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Value Statements 

Georgia Library Association 

Georgia Library Association Statement Against Racism 

Hawai'i Library Association 

Hawai'i Library Association Statement on Racism and Violence 

Illinois Library Association 

From Statements to Action: ILA Condemns Racism and Violence 

Indiana Library Federation

Indiana Library Federation Anti-Racism Statement

Kansas Library Association 

Kansas Library Association Statement on Anti-Racism

Kentucky Library Association 

Kentucky Library Association Statement Against Racism 

Maine Library Association

Stand Against Racism  (Includes links and resources to help drive change and promote healing)

Maryland Library Association

Maryland Library Association Statement Against Racism 

Massachusetts Library Association 

MLA Anti-Racism Statement 

Michigan Library Association

Necessary Conversations on Institutional Racism 

Mississippi Library Association 

Mississippi Library Association Statement Condemning Racism and Brutality 

Missouri Library Association 

A Message for Our Membership on Black Lives Matter 

Montana Library Association

Montana Library Association Statement Against Racism 

Nebraska Library Association

NLA Anti-Racism Statement 

New England Library Association 

NELA's Statement on Racism and Xenophobia 

New Hampshire Library Association 

NHLA Statement Calling for Action to End Racism 

New Jersey Library Association

NJLA Executive Board Full Statement - Black Lives Matter 

New York Library Association

NYLA and NYBLC State Unequivocally #BlackLivesMatter 

North Carolina Library Association 

NCLA Anti-Racism Statement 

Ohio Library Council

Libraries Stand Against Racism 

Oklahoma Library Association 

Statement on Racial Inequality 

Rhode Island Library Association

RILA Statement on Anti-Racism 

South Carolina Library Association

SCLA Statement of Solidarity

Southeastern Library Association 

Statement on Justice and Solidarity 

Tennessee Library Association 

TLA Statement on Racial Justice 

Texas Library Association 

TLA Condemns Racism and Violence 

Utah Library Association 

DSRT and ULA Board Statement on Racism and Violence 

Vermont Library Association 

VLA Statement Condemning Increased Violence and Racism Towards Black Americans and People of Color 

Virginia Library Association 

VLA Statement on Racism and Violence 

West Virginia Library Association 

West Virginia Library Association Anti-Racism Statement

Wisconsin Library Association 

WLA Denounces the Systematic Police Violence Against People of Color