How do we turn our “good intentions” into daily actions that create inclusive environments?
In this course we’ll examine ideas of neutrality, unnecessary barriers, and impacts of language. You’ll get practice recognizing subtle obstacles and coming up with creative solutions, and leave the course with new tools to build equity and make inclusion more consciously and concretely a reality.
At a glance
- Identifying and ameliorating subtle barriers like problematic signage, inaccessibility, and gendered bathrooms
- Shifting office culture to promote and support staff from oppressed groups
- Tweaking year-round marketing and displays to mirror your community beyond token months
Ray Lochman is the patron experience supervisor at the Hennepin (MN) County Library. Since graduating from SLIS in 2011, they have worked in both academic and public libraries and also teach, speak, and write nationally on the topic of diversity and inclusion in the library world.