Saturday, November 5, 2016
Inclusivity and Diversity in the School Library: What is an Inclusive Library?
I am wrapping my head around it because, to me at least, it appears more than looking at the library's collection. Although, by building up a collection that is diverse and represents people of color, indigenous groups, the marginalized, political refugees and the LGBT community, then it is a start to begin thinking of programs and services for them.
Here are two blog posts from the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) on what an Inclusive Library is, its qualities and the competencies that librarians must possess to run such programs and services.
#act4teens: The Inclusive Library: More Than A Diverse Collection Part 1
#act4teens: The Inclusive Library: More Than A Diverse Collection Part 2
You may wish to head on to the YALSA website for more resources and news. They spear head the Teen Read Week and Teen Tech Week celebrations.