Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: Learning Opportunities and Publications

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

EDI CalendarOnline Learning | Events and Conference Programs | Diversity Standards | Publications

ACRL EDI Calendar

ACRL’s ED calendar features information on upcoming EDI events, meetings and professional development, as well as proposal, awards and scholarships deadlines.

Online Learning

ACRL’s Online Learning program provides a unique opportunity to participate in professional development events that are focused on practical, tangible topics to meet the demands of your schedule and budget. See below for a sample of recordings of events covering equity, diversity, and inclusion topics. Addition EDI-related recordings are available on our YouTube channel. For a full listing of ACRL's Online Learning opportunities, including upcoming webcasts and archived recordings, visit our Online Learning page.


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Open and Equitable Scholarly Communications
(Free ACRL Presents webcast recording)

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Instruction and Outreach for Diverse Populations: Indigenous Students
(Free ACRL Instruction Section webcast recording)

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Diversity Standards: Cultural Competency for Academic Libraries

The ACRL Diversity Standards provide a framework to support libraries in engaging the complexities of providing services to diverse populations, and recruiting and maintaining a diverse library workforce. The standards may also serve as a starting point from which libraries can develop local approaches and goals in the context of their organizations’ mission and situation. The Diversity Standards Toolkit provides additonal information and ideas for implementing the standards.

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ACRL's book publishing program features a number of EDI-focused titles. Visit our publications catalog for complete details on ACRL books.

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Implementing Excellence in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: A Handbook for Academic Libraries

Edited by Corliss Lee and Brian Lym, with Tatiana Bryant,Jonathan Cain, and Kenneth Schlesinger

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Ethnic Studies in Academic and Research Libraries

Edited by Raymond Pun, Melissa Cardenas-Dow, and Kenya S. Flash

A complete listing of ACRL publications on EDI topics, including books, articles, and digital publications, is available in the ACRL EDI LibGuide. 

Events and Conference Programs

Ethnic Studies in Academic and Research Libraries: A Three-Part Webcast Series

Join ACRL this April for an interactive three-part webcast series with authors and editors of ACRL’s Ethnic Studies in Academic and Research Libraries providing a platform for enhanced discussion around Ethnic Studies and librarianship. Participants will appraise library support for Ethnic Studies programs/departments, either personally or collectively based on presented models, and weigh the importance of enhanced support of these programs/departments to their library and patrons. We’ll discuss the differences between Ethnic Studies support and DEI work and will highlight why this is important. Webcast series registrants will receive a complimentary ebook copy of Ethnic Studies in Academic and Research Libraries.

Learn more and register today!

Check back soon for other events and program offerings at ALA and ACRL conferences!