Friday May 4, 2018
Building Better Libraries Through Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values in librarianship… in theory, at least. But what are libraries doing, or what could libraries be doing, to better support these goals?
How can we achieve greater equity and inclusion in our hiring practices to build stronger and more diverse teams? How do we create inclusive library spaces where our diverse populations feel valued, respected, and supported? How do we build balanced collections that reflect the diversity of people and ideas in our communities? How can we design inclusive and accessible library services and programming? What barriers are there to achieving these goals, and how can we overcome them?
Join us Friday May 4, 2018 at the OISE Library in downtown Toronto for a special one-day conference hosted by OCULA (the Ontario College and University Library Association), as we explore how we can better support diversity, equity, and inclusion in college and university libraries.