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Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility (IDEA)


Dismantling Racism is a workbook designed to help individuals work through concepts such as assumptions, the history or race construct, the cycle of oppression, how to define racism, white supremacy culture, empowerment for people of color, and more important topics. 

Guide to Allyship: "An open source starter guide to help you become a more thoughtful and effective ally."

How To Actually Be An Ally On College Campuses: an article that outlines 9 ways to actively be an ally for college students.

Libraries Respond: a space resources for professionals "to help keep current events in conversation with libraries' ongoing work in and commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion." 

National Museum of African American History & Culture: Talking about Race provides "tools and guidance to empower your journey and inspire conversation."  The site includes articles about Being Antiracist, Racial Identity, and Bias

Neutrality is an Oppressive Myth, or: Teaching Freshmen About Neutrality and Knowledge 

The Race & Pedagogy Journal "provides a forum to cultivate a critical discussion around the issues of teaching and race to mitigate the effects of discrimination and structural racism, and thereby, improve education for all students." 

Shut Down Academia is "an initiative from a multi-identity, intersectional coalition of STEM professionals and academics taking action for Black lives."  This website contains resources for readers to build on their level of understanding of anti-racism. 

White Librarianship in Blackface: Diversity Initiatives in LIS: an article that "examines the ways in which whiteness controls diversity initiatives in LIS" and" suggests ways to correct for whiteness in LIS diversity programs." 

White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack by Peggy McIntosh: an article that "highlights many of the ways that people benefit from white privilege and things that Black people and people of color have to think about regularly in their everyday lives."

Black Excellence in LIS is a list of articles, books, websites, and resources that pertain to race and its role in librarianship and academia.  

LIS Diversity Readings

Project READY: Reimagining Equity & Access for Diverse Youth "hosts a series of free, online professional development modules for school and public youth services librarians, library administrators, and others interested in improving their knowledge about race and racism, racial equity, and culturally sustaining pedagogy."

New York Public Library: Schomburg Center Black Liberation Reading List