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Continuing Education Resources for Library Staff


Seeing White - Podcast Series from Scene on Radio (2017) + Study Guide (web) (PDF)

Just what is going on with white people? Police shootings of unarmed African Americans. Acts of domestic terrorism by white supremacists. The renewed embrace of raw, undisguised white-identity politics. Unending racial inequity in schools, housing, criminal justice, and hiring. Some of this feels new, but in truth it’s an old story.

Why? Where did the notion of “whiteness” come from? What does it mean? What is whiteness for?

Scene on Radio host and producer John Biewen took a deep dive into these questions, along with an array of leading scholars and regular guest Dr. Chenjerai Kumanyika, in this fourteen-part documentary series, released between February and August 2017. The series editor is Loretta Williams.

21-Day Racial Equity Challenge Toolkit  - Use these tools to support your journey of learning and understanding. The toolkit includes:

  • Tracking log: The tracking log gives you space to write your thoughts throughout the Challenge. We also encourage you to journal your thoughts and reflections.
  • TopicsReview these topics to get an overview of what the Challenge will cover and on which days. This list will also be updated daily, with links to the challenges from each day. Use these links if you’d like to look back or review at any point!
  • Social media postsWe would love for you to share the Challenge with your friends, family, and loved ones so we’ve made it easy!

Addressing Implicit Bias, Knowledge Quest article (September 24, 2020) / Video Lessons from the University of California, Los Angeles’ Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.

LinkedIn Learning: Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging for All 

Project ENABLE (Expanding Non-discriminatory Access By Librarians Everywhere)
  • Online training site for librarians who wish to provide the most effective accessible spaces and inclusive programs and services to people with disabilities.
Project Implicit: Social Attitudes
Project READY (Reimagining Equity and Access for Diverse Youth)
  • This site hosts a series of free, online professional development modules for school and public youth services librarians, library administrators, and others interested in improving their knowledge about race and racism, racial equity, and culturally sustaining pedagogy. The primary focus of the Project READY curriculum is on improving relationships with, services to, and resources for youth of color and Native youth.