Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion


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.)

EDI Resources

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

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.

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.

A variety of ACRL areas initiate, advise and mobilize support for appropriate action related to issues of equity. diversity, and inclusion in academic librarianship.

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.

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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.