Equity in Librarianship in ALA Collections

ALA Positions

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Equity, Diversity, Inclusion: An Interpretation of the Library Bill of Rights 

ALA Task Force on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Equity and the American Library Association

ALA Library Collections

The 21st-Century Black Librarian in America: Issues and Challenges by Andrew P Jackson, Julius Jefferson Jr and Akilah Nosakhere (2012). Only Available as Print Book. Call Number Z682.4.A37 A13 2012. 

Broadening Your Library's Collection: Implementing a LGBTQIA Collection Development Program by Rebekah Scoggins (2018). Digitally Available Article from College and Research Libraries News v79 n3.

Browsing through Bias: The Library of Congress Classification and Subject Headings for African American Studies and LGBTQIA Studies by Sara A Howard and Steven A Knowlton (2018). Digitally Available Peer Reviewed Article from Library Trends v67 n1.

A Commitment to Anti-Racism, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion from JLSC by Board of the Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication (2020). Digitally Available Article from theJournal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication v8 no1. 

Ecology, Economy, Equity: The Carbon-Neutral Library by Mandy Henk (2014). Only Available as eBook. 

Feminists Among Us: Resistance and Advocacy in Library Leadership by Shirely Lew and Baharak Yousefi (2017). Only Available as Print Book, Call Number Z678.F46 2017. 

Information Ethics, Globalization and Citizenship: Essays on Ideas to Praxis by Toni Samek and Lynette Shultz (2017). Only Available as Print Book, Call Number T58.5.I42 2017.

IssueWeb: A Guide and Sourcebook for Reasearching Controversial Issues on the Web by Karen R Diaz and Nancy O'Hanlon (2004). Only Available as Print Book ZA4228.D53 2004. 

LGBTQ+ Librarianship in the 21st Century: Emerging Directions of Advocacy and Community Engagement in Diverse Information Environments by Bharat Mehra (2019). Only Available as Physical Copy with Restrictions. Please Contact ALA Library to Access. 

Libraries & Democracy: The Cornerstones of Liberty by Nancy C Kranich (2001). Available as both eBook and Print Book, at both Chicago and Washington Offices. Call Number Z716.4. L459 2001. 

Mapping Race and Racism in US Library History Literature, 1997-2005 by LaTesha Velez and Melissa Villa-Nicholas (2017). Digitally Available Peer Reviewed Article in Library Trends v65 n4. 

Not Free, Not For All: Public Libraries in the Age of Jim Crow by Cheryl Knott (2015). Only Available as Physical Copy. Call Number Z711.9.K59 2015. 

On Account of Sex: An Annotated Bibliography on the Status of Women in Librarianship, 1998-2002 by Betsy Kruger adn Catherine A Larson (2006). Only Available as Physical Copy with Restrictions. Please Contact ALA Library to Access. 

Our Enduring Values Revisited: Librarianship in an Ever-Changing World by Michael Gorman (2015). Available as both eBook and Physical Copy at Chicago and Washington Offices. Call Number Z716.4.G673 2015.

Queer Library Alliance: Global Reflections and Imaginings by Rae-Anne Montague and Lucas McKeever (2017). Only Available as Physical Copy. Call Number Z711.92. S49 Q44 2017. 

"Rifles for Watie": Rollins, Riley and Racism by Holly G Willet (2001). Digitally Available Peer Reviewed Article in Libraries and Culutre v36 no4. 

Social Justice and Activism in Libraries: Essays on Diversity and Change by Su Epstein, Carol Smallwood and Vera Gubnitskaia (2019). Only Available as Physical Copy with Restrictions. Please Contact ALA Library to Access. 

Social Tolerance and Racist Materials in Public Libraries by Susan K Burke (2010). Digitally Available Peer-Reviewed Article in Reference adn User Services Quarterly v49 n4. 

Sustainable Thinking: Ensuring your Library's Future in an Uncertain World by Rebekkah Smith Aldrich (2018). Only Available as Physical Copy. Call Number Z716.4.A445 2018. 

Systemic Barriers and Allyship in Library Publishing: A Case Study Reminder that No one is Safe from Racism by Charlotte Roh and Vanessa Gabler (2020). Digitally Available Peer Reviewed Article in College and Research Libraries News v81 no3. 

Teaching Banned Books: 32 Guides for Children and Teens by Pat R Scales (2020). Only Available as Physical Copy with Restrictions. Please Contact ALA Library to Access. 

Topographies of Whiteness: Mapping Whiteness in Library and Information Science by Gina Schlesselman-Tarango (2017). Only Available as Physical Copy with Restrictions. Please Contact ALA Library to Access. 

Unfinished Business: Race, Equity and Diversity in Library and Information Science Education by Maurice B Wheeler (2005). Only Available as Physical Copy. Call Number Z668.U535 2005. 

Updating Classroom Libraries and Cross-Curricular Activities: Celebrating Gender Identity and Diversity through LGBTQ Books by Susan Trostle Brand and Susan L Maasch (2017). Digitally Available Peer Reviewed Articel in Childhood Education v93 n5. 

Which Side are you on?: Seven Sovial Responsibility Debates in American Librarianship, 1990-2015 by Elaine Harger (2016). Only Available as Physical Copy, Call Number Z716.4 H367 2016. 

American Libraries Online

Advancing Digital Equity: Public Librarians Strategize Best Ways to Reach Patrons During Covid-19. July 1, 2020. 

What is Access without Equity: Addressing the Digital Divide In Communiteis with Endangered Languages by Nicole Umayam. March 1, 2018. 

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion: Why Content Matters by Amy Carlton. June 24, 2021. 

Racial Equity Panel Addresses Bias in Library Work: Looking at Indivdual, Institutional and Structural Weakness by Lindsay Gypin. January 28, 2019. 

Disability and Equity: Librarians with Disabilities Face Barrier to Accessibility and Inclusion by Joanne Oud. January 2, 2019. 

Staffing for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: Workshop Participants Brainstorm Ideas at PLA by Amada Davis. March 23, 2018.

Archives - Equity, Diversity and Inclusion 

Choice 360

Equity and Access in the Age of Covid-19: How Academic Libraries can Build Better Digital Strategies, Sponsored by BibliU. October 1, 2020. 

Lessons in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Managing Change from Where you are, Sponsored by ProQuest. January 28, 2021. 

LibGuide: Gender Equity

Sound File: Equity and Vulnerabilities: What we can Learn From a Covid-19 Spring, Sponsored by University of Ottawa Press December 21, 2020. 

College and Research Libraries 

Racial Pay Gap: An Analysis of CARL Libraries by Yanli Li. Vol 82 no 3 (2021). 

University Libraries as Advocates for Latin American Indigenous Languages and Cultures by Kathia Ibacache. Vol 82 no 2 (2021). 

The Gender pay Gap in Research Libraries by Heather A Howard, Mearah M Habashi and Jason B Reed. Vol 81 no 4 (2020). 

Systemic Workplace Barriers for Academic Librarians with Disabilities by Joanne Oud. Vol 80 no 2 (2019). 

The Contested One-Shot: Deconstructing Power Structures to Imagine New Futures by Nicole Pagowsky. Vol 83 no1 (2021). 

Being Seen: Gender Identity Performance as a Professional Resource in Library Work by Tatiana Bryant, Hilary Bussell and Rebecca Halpern. Vol 80 no 6 (2019). 

College and Research Library News 

Gender Inclusivity and Equity in Academic Libraries: Insights from Around the Globe by Bhule Mbambo-Thata et al. Vol 80 no 9 (2019). 

Implementing Excellence in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Library Workforce: Tips to Overcome Challenges by Bernadette Lopez-Fitzsimmons and Kanu A Nagra. Vol 82 no 7 (2021). 

Renewing the System: Thinking Broadly about Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Scholarly Communication by Karen Munro. Vol 80 no 7 (2019).

Up to Speed: Library Staff and First-Generation Students Get Together by Sarah Barbow et al vol 81 no 4 (2021). 

ACRL-SPARC Forum: What We Learned about Community Allignment and Equity for Emerging Scholarly Infrastructure by Kristen Rata, Leslie Chan, Ashley Farley and Heather Joseph. Vol 80 no 6 (2019). 

Creating the ACRL Research Agenda for Scholarly Communication: A Move Towards More Equitable, Open Systems by Yasmeen Shorish and Nathan Hall. Vol 80 no 8 (2019). 


Emergencyy Remote Library Instruction and Tech Tools: A Matter of Equity During a Pandemic by Kathie Ibacache, Amanda Rybin and Eric Vance. Vol 40 no 2 (2021). 

What More Can We Do to Address Broadband Inequity and Digital Poverty by Lori Bowen Ayre. Vol 39 no 3 (2020). 

Critical Technology by Cinthya Ippoliti. Vol 37 no 4 (2018). 

Leadership, Infrasturctures and Futures by Christopher Cronin. Vol 39 no 4 (2020). 

Knowledge Quest

Exploring Equity with Those Shoes by Jennifer Sturge. January 14, 2020. 

Providing Structures for Learning and Change: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion by Mary Keeling. September 17, 2019.

Examining our Biases and Speaking out Against Racist Incidents by Kathy Lester. May 14, 2021. 

Advice and Ideas for Essential Services during Rapidly Changing Times by Daniella Smith. December 3, 2020. 

Addressing Implicit Bias by Daniella Smith. September 24, 2020. 

Pivoting for Impactful Advocacy by Becky Calzada and Anita Cellucci. August 25, 2020. 

School Libraries and Antiracism by Jennifer Sturge. June 3, 2020. 

Library Resource and Technical Services

The Right to Listen: A Not So Simple Matter of Audiobooks by Karen Dali and Leah K Brochu. Vol 64 no 3 (2020). 

Public Libraries 

The Movement Towards Equity. May 22, 2020. 

Creating Equitable Access to Opportunities by Larra Clark, August 29, 2017, 

Encouraging Diversity and Equity in Public Libraries by Lucy Kelly. July 29, 2016. 

Applying an Equity Lens: Shifting Resources to Reach Low Income Audiences by Mahasin Abuwi Aleem. April 26, 2018. 

Equity Beyond Access by Suzanne LaPierre. Septemeber 26, 2019. 

Towards a Framework for Digital Justice in Public Libraries by Amita Lonail. March 5, 2018. 

Diversifying Librarianship by Karen Pundsack. November 22, 2017. 

FYI Podcast - Equity, Diversity and Inclusion by Kathleen Hughes. July 17, 2018. 

Archive - Racial Equity 

Archive - Equity 

Reference and User Services Quarterly

Silencing Marginalized Voices: The Fragmentation of the Official Record by Martin Garnar. Vol 57 no 3 (2018). 

Reader's Advisory: Gender, Sexuality and Identity in Fiction- Suggesting New Titles to Make All Readers Feel Like they Belong by Laurel Tarulli. Vol 57 no 4 (2018). 

From the President of RUSA: Thoughts on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Reference and User Services by Alesia M. McManus. Vol 56 no 4 (2017). 

From Committees of RUSA: RUSA Adopts Statement on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion by RUSA Working Group. Vol 58 no 1 (2018). 

Democratizing the Maker Movement: A Case Study of One Public Library System's Makerspace Program by Alexandra Lakind, Rebekah Willett and Erica Rosenfeld Halverson. Vol 58 no 4 (2019). 

Readers' Advisory: Bias in the Readers' Advisory Services by Laurel Tarulli. Vol 57 no 3 (2018). 

Habits of Mind in an Uncertain Information World by Craig Gibson and Trudi E. Jacobson. Vol 57 no 3 (2018).

The Alert Collector: Workplace Diversity and Inclusion by Mark Shores. Vol 57 no 4 (2018).