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Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility (IDEA)

Questions to Consider

As you explore the resources, reflect upon the content by considering the following questions: 

  • What does this make you think about? 
  • Do you agree with the author's argument? Why or why not? 
  • How does this connect to the video we watched at the beginning? 
  • In what ways does this connect with your own experiences? 
  • How does this relate to the library’s strategic plan? 
  • When was the last time you had to think about your ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity, ability level, religion, and/or sexual orientation?  What provoked you to think about it or acknowledge it?  How did you react to the situation?  
  • Have you witnessed someone or experienced being ignored, overlooked, or treated differently due to status in a minority group? 
  • What are biases you have recognized within yourself? 
  • Do you have a responsibility to speak up, defend others, and educate?  How do you currently try?  How could you improve your efforts?


January 6th, 2023

Retreat Schedule: 

8:00AM: Breakfast Potluck, Coffee Run 

9:00 AM: Welcome/Expectations/Intro 

  • Breath Exercise / Centering
  • Ground Rules
  • Video: What is Intersectionality? 
  • Sharing goals and intentions for the day (established prior to retreat) 

    • What do you hope to achieve as a result of this retreat? 

    • Is there anything (a feeling, idea, etc.) you want to let go of? 

    • Is there anything you want to share with your colleagues? 

    • What is your state of mind going into the retreat? What would you like it to be?

9:45 AM: Break 

10:00 AM: Self-Assessment Discussion (NL)

11:30AM: Break for Lunch 

  • Lunch provided

  • Independent reading/study time throughout the library (resources linked below)

1:00PM: Scenarios (AP/RD) 

  • Microaggression scenarios 

2:00PM: Apologies (RD) 

2:45 PM: Break 

3:00PM: Discussion and Closing (ACP) 

  • How do we create a more welcoming and inclusive library?  

  • Breathing Exercise

4:00PM: End


Retreat Presentation

Resources: Intersectionality and Librarianship

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