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ACRL Equity, Diversity and Inclusion: Online Learning

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

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ACRL Webinars

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Offered live and take place in an interactive, online classroom environment.

May 2020

Developing your Leadership Potential: Effective Practices and Innovative Ideas - May 20, 2020
Despite the proliferation of leadership and mentoring programs, literature around leadership skill development, and related discussions in our professional associations, academic librarians still find themselves in leadership and management positions without advanced training or sufficient preparation to confidently and successfully fill those roles. During this interactive webcast, learn practical strategies foster leadership skill development and develop an awareness of sustainable core leadership development strategies.


ACRL Online Forums

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ACRL membership groups host free, periodic Online Discussion Forums on a range of topics, including diversity, equity and inclusion. 


May 2020

ACRL ISTM: Let's Get Visual, Visual!: New Instructional Approaches for Visual Literacy - Friday, May 1, 2020 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Central

ACRL PPIRS Fundamentals of International Law: Overview of Treaties - Tuesday, May 19, 2020 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Central  

ACRL ILFSC: Connecting Justice to Frameworks: Information Literacy in Social Work - Thursday, May 21, 2020 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Central

ACRL IS IDPC: Instruction and Outreach for Diverse Populations: Indigenous Students Thursday, May 21, 2020  1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Central

June 2020

ACRL ULS PDC: Deficit or equity: Decoding implicit thinking and practice in information literacy teaching and learning - Thursday, June 18, 2020 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Central

ACRL Presents

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The ACRL Presents program offers free occasional webcasts on issues of broad interest and importance to the academic and research library community.

Webinar Recordings

Advocating for Library Workers During Uncertain Times (May 13, 2020): The recent public health situation has created much uncertainty for higher education funding. Libraries are finding themselves in complex fiscal situations, with layoffs, furloughs, and budget reductions being announced. View the recording that includes practical strategies for engaging campus administrators in conversations that emphasize the importance of supporting library employees and the critical work they are doing for their students and organizations. 

Quickly Implementing Accessibility Tools  (April 13, 2020): Everyone is working and learning online right now. We need to ensure what we create and share is accessible to everyone. This presentation and Q&A will discuss the legal and ethical standards for making courses and learning objects accessible. We will also share some free tools for the generation of new material and retrofitting previously created content.

Open for Students and Educators: Open Educational Resources Level the Playing Field (October 22, 2019): Open educational resources (OER) are not usually a hard sell for students. But what about educators? How do they benefit from having access to resources that are licensed openly? And how can we, as librarians, guide faculty in adopting and adapting OER?

Open for Students and Educators: Open Educational Resources: Recording of the the October 22, 2019, ACRL Presents: Open for Students and Educators: Open Educational Resources Level the Playing Field, with speaker Sara Rachel Benson, from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Open and Equitable Scholarly Communications: Recording of the July 15, 2019, ACRL Presents: Open and Equitable Scholarly Communications with speakers Nathan Hall, Rebecca Kennison, Nancy Maron and Yasmeen Shorish.

Open Data Repositories-Creating Equitable and Sustainable Data Access: Recording of the October 25, 2018, ACRL Presents: Open Data Repositories-Creating Equitable and Sustainable Data Access

ACRL/ODLOS: Addressing cultural humility and implicit bias in information literacy sessions: Recording of the January 23, 2018, ACRL/ODLOS: Addressing cultural humility and implicit bias in information literacy sessions.


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Stay current on library trends and discover more about where the field is headed with free ACRL-Choice webinars. Industry experts lead these sponsored, 60-minute interactive presentations, which cover topics like digital publishing, research trends, and open access. These webinars are paid sponsorship opportunities. The products, services, and opinions presented in them do not constitute a Choice, ACRL, or ALA endorsement of any kind.



Navigating Accessibility to Support All Library Users (May 7, 2020): Many patrons have disabilities that present barriers to accessing research and learning resources. How can libraries navigate web accessibility requirements and ensure their resources accommodate users’ needs – especially at a time when physical libraries are temporarily closing and focusing on remote services?

Decolonizing the Literature Curriculum: Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Literary Studies (April 21, 2020): Literature curriculum that is as diverse as the student population itself can have a profound effect on student engagement and success. However, ensuring that literary studies are truly diverse and accessible is not a simple task. In this session, you will hear from academic experts in the classroom and library on how they are addressing the importance of diversity in literary studies in curriculum and collections. Discover how to enrich and better support online research, teaching and learning with a diverse and comprehensive literature collection.