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ACRL Equity, Diversity and Inclusion: Get Involved

Information and resources on equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI).

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Get Involved with ACRL!


Advance the profession by serving on one of ACRL's many committees, task forces, and editorial boards. Learn more here.

Find Your Niche
ACRL's numerous discussion groups (DGs) and interest groups (IGs) serve as in-person and virtual forums for members to explore emerging issues. Many DGs and IGs meet virtually throughout the year or on-site at ALA Annual Conferences, and you can further connect with members and colleagues through ALA Connect or by subscribing to ACRL's many discussion lists.

Share Your Expertise

Share your expertise and experience with your colleagues by writing an article, book, or blog post through ACRL's publication program. Opportunities are also available to translate ACRL's various standards, guidelines, and frameworks into other languages.

ACRL's prestigious awards program honors the brightest stars in the profession. These awards enhance professional growth, set benchmarks for achievement and strengthen ACRL’s image in the eyes of employers, leaders, and the higher education community. Nominate yourself or a deserving colleague today!

Mentor (or Be Mentored)
Having effective mentors is important for your professional and personal growth. Many mentoring and coaching programs are available through ACRL's sections, as well as the Dr. E. J. Josey Spectrum Scholar Mentor Program, to help you get the most from this important relationship. Learn more here.

Residency Programs

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ACRL Diversity Alliance

The ACRL Diversity Alliance unites academic libraries committed to increasing the hiring pipeline of qualified and talented individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups. By working together and thinking more broadly, ACRL Diversity Alliance institutions will help diversify and thereby enrich the profession. Contact ACRL Program Manager for Strategic Iniativies Allison Payne at if you'd like to join or learn more. 

ACRL Residency Interest Group

The ACRL Residency Interest Group supports resident librarians, former resident librarians, and any interested parties to network, share their expertise, and promote resident librarian groups. To learn more, view their website and mailing list.