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Inclusive Collections: Creating Inclusive and Equitable Library Collections (Webinar)


Library Staff


This Webinar will take place virtually using Go-to-Meeting. Instructions for joining will be emailed to those who are registered prior to the meeting.To test that your system meets the technology requirements, visit https://link.gotomeeting.com/system-check. 

Date and Time:

Tuesday, August 20, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM


The library’s collection explicitly and implicitly communicates information about whose lives are valued, whose stories deserve telling, who gets to tell their stories, and who is welcome in the space. Inclusive and equitable library collections contain books that reflect the lived experiences of youth of color, LGBTQ youth, and youth with disabilities and their communities, in particular #ownvoices books. In this webinar, we will explore strategies for creating library collections that are welcoming and affirming for all youth and discuss guidelines for equitable library collections that you can use to plan for improvements within your own context.


Sandra Hughes-Hassell is a Professor at UNC Chapel Hill’s School of Information and Library Science and a Past President of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). Her research and teaching focuses on equity and inclusion in youth services librarianship. She is co-creator of Project READY: Reimagining Equity & Access for Diverse Youth, a free online series of professional development modules for school and public youth services library staff interested in improving their knowledge about race and racism, racial equity, and improving relationships with, services to, and resources for youth of color and Native youth.





If you need a reasonable accommodation in order to participate, please contact Caroline Smith at (803) 734-7067 or jcsmith@statelibrary.sc.gov two weeks in advance.

Questions? Contact:

Caroline Smith
South Carolina State Library 
(803) 734-7067


Related LibGuide: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Libraries by Caroline Smith

Tuesday, August 20, 2019
2:00PM - 3:00PM
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