” Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion” – How Libraries Can Support EDI Beyond the Institution


Public libraries should encourage EDI within their institutions and provide ongoing support for building our democracy. Yet, some basic political structures don’t support EDI. To change them we must first understand “inclusivity and equity” is not one representative for 750,000 people, nor 70% of a Senate vote representing 30% of the population. It is not 50% of voters voting, nor “voter suppression” – baked into the original Constitution and changed by struggle – which continues. But some basic political structures do support EDI. Libraries can help to disseminate this information. Political inclusiveness is your voice being heard! Let’s talk about how libraries can inform the public how to do so. Sponsored by OLA Support Staff Division.


  • Donna Cohen Civics for Adults – To Enhance Civic Knowledge and Inspire Political Engagement, Teacher and Librarian

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