Join PLA’s Task Force on Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Social Justice (EDISJ) for a discussion that will focus on EDISJ in the library workforce, and will aim to help library staff understand the interplay of EDISJ principles in workforce development and re-examine systems and policies to expose issues of inequity and injustice.
To participate, follow PLA on Twitter (@ALA_PLA) and log in at noon Central on July 1. The EDISJ Task Force will post introductions and discussion questions to get things started. To join the conversation, tweet using the hashtags #chatPLA and #libraryworkers.
To ensure a lively discussion, we’re providing the discussion questions ahead of time. So get ready to share your experiences and resources, ask questions, and learn from your peers!
• Has your library normalized a shared lexicon or other formalized initiatives around EDISJ?
• In what ways are communities of color formally recognized as key stakeholders in organizational decision-making?
• In what ways has your library developed hiring practices that support the recruitment and retention of those who are Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC)?
• Does your library have a systematic review of racial equity?
• What are some of the societal shifts in a post-COVID world that will impact the public library workforce & values?
To learn more about PLA’s EDISJ work, please visit http://www.ala.org/pla/initiatives/edi
Provided by the Public Library Association