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
This course is full. You will see an option to add your name to the waitlist after clicking the “register online” button. If a spot becomes available, you can choose to accept it. You do not have to accept an offered spot, and there is no cost to be on the waitlist.
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.