This course is designed for anyone who participates in collection management activities, including selection, weeding, RA, and displays. It will offer resources and a strong community of practice to build and strengthen your antiracist lens. You will develop a resource library of folks in the field doing this work to learn from, as well as examine and develop a personal action plan to continue learning and growing in this area. . No one is expected to be an expert in antiracism, but please come prepared to learn and be challenged together.
At a glance
Due to the continuation of remote work, please use the online registration option. If you need alternate arrangements, email Anna Palmer, firstname.lastname@example.org or Meredith Lowe, email@example.com. Alternate registration options may result in delays.
Login information will be emailed to you a few days before the course begins.
- Libraries are not neutral
- Selection of materials
- Collection management – weeding and personal bias
- Collection management – displays, RA, and labeling
- Creating a culture of anti-racism in your library
Expectations: Completion of weekly readings/videos and strong active participation in online discussions, as well as opportunities to start taking actions outside of this class in your library.
Instructor: Holly Storck-Post is a youth librarian with the Madison Public Library who loves reading teen books and strives to work for social and racial justice.