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ACRL Diversity Alliance: Resources

Resources for ACRL Diversity Alliance residency coordinators.


ACRL Diversity Alliance Listserv

All current Diversity Alliance institutions are added to the Diversity Alliance listserv. The listserv provides a space for residency coordinators to ask questions, share ideas, and engage in conversation. Please contact ACRL Program Manager for Strategic Initiatives Allison Payne at if you'd to be added to the listserv.

Residents-only Slack Channel

Current Diversity Alliance residents can informally connect in the residents-only Slack Channel. Contact to add your residents.

ACRL Residency Interest Group (RIG)

The Residency Interest Group (RIG) supports both current and former residency librarians. Visit the RIG website for resources, job postings, and more.

ACRL Diversity Standards: Cultural Competency for Academic Libraries

The Diversity Standards: Cultural Competency for Academic Libraries are intended to emphasize the need and obligation to serve and advocate for racial and ethnically diverse constituencies. As such­­­, they are intended to apply to all libraries supporting academic programs at institutions of higher education.

ALA Office for Diversity, Literacy & Outreach Services

The ALA Office for Diversity, Literacy & Outreach Services (ODLOS) offers a number of helpful resources for residency coordinators including: Recruiting for Diversity, Strategic Planning for Diversity, and Diversity Research and Statistics.

ALA Ethnic and Multicultural Exchange Round Table (EMIERT)

The ALA Ethnic and Multicultural Exchange Round Table (EMIERT) provides information on multiculturalism in libraries, as well as a comprehensive list of multicultural bibliographies, guidelines, and standards.

San José State University Catalyst Project

The School of Information (iSchool) at San José State University, with grant funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, developed a residency model for recent MLIS graduates, focused on leadership development and integrating emerging technology in diverse types of libraries. Learn more about the Catalyst project and residency model and download the iSchool’s whitepaper on the project on the San José State University website.


“Hiring residents has been like holding a mirror to our organization and having some good conversations around where we need to improve in terms of inclusivity creating a welcoming environment for our employees.”

- Karen Diaz, Dean, West Virginia University Libraries

West Virginia University Downtown Campus Library