University of Wisconsin–Madison

Fostering inclusivity in the library

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

When: Feb 10 – Mar 8, 2020

Cost: $150 (10% discount until Jan 26!)

CE Credit: 1.4 CEUs/14 LEUs

Program: #306120

Questions? Contact Meredith Lowe or Anna Palmer

Please note: UW-Madison now requires payment upon registration. If you need to pay with a check, please use the form below and mail the check with your registration.

Register online

Register by phone: Pyle Center, 608.262.2451

Register by mail: Print a registration form

Login information will be emailed to you a few days before the course begins.

Course details


  • 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 Lockman is a librarian at the Minneapolis Central branch of Hennepin (MN) County Library. Since graduating from the UW-Madison iSchool 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.