How to Build Inclusive Collections

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Program Description

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Three live sessions | March 13, 20, and 27, 2024 | 11:00 am start time

Time Commitment: Approximately 12 hours

Create library collections that are inclusive and reflect a diverse range of people, stories, and experiences by learning how to conduct a diversity audit and ensure representation across lived experiences. 

Library collections must be diverse and inclusive, offering windows into and reflections of the vast array of people, stories and experiences that make up our world. In this course, you’ll learn from an outstanding group of experts as they explore key concepts essential to cultivating and promoting inclusive and equitable collections. You’ll conduct a diversity and inclusion audit of your collections, and hear about ways to include wider perspectives from and about LGBTQIA+ people, Black, indigenous, and people of color, and historically underrepresented ethnicities, cultures, and religions. You’ll learn how to ensure that your collections are more reflective of the diversity of your community and the larger world.

You’ll complete assignments to complete a diversity and inclusion audit over 3+ weeks in an interactive online classroom environment with personal coaching from an expert in the field. In addition, you’ll have access to our foundational bonus content—rich supporting materials you can explore at your own pace, including a series of webinars from Library Journal and School Library Journal contributors, readings, activities, and videos.

The transformational speaker program has given thousands of librarians the tools and vision for meaningful change. The live sessions run on Wednesdays, March 13, 20, and 27, starting at 11:00 am PST (recordings available) with an ongoing facilitator-led workshop over 3 weeks. Don’t miss this opportunity!

Learning Objectives


After you leave this course, you should have the ability to:

  • Assess current library collections, book promotions, and displays through a diverse lens in order to assess gaps in collections and service areas

  • Understand key diversity and cultural literacy concepts such as white privilege, unconscious bias, cultural appropriation, and intersectionality

  • Recognize common problematic stereotypes, tropes, and microaggressions in media

  • Assess the diversity and inclusiveness of current collection development and readers advisory practices

  • Plan and execute a diversity audit

  • Diversify collections and displays with cultural humility and confidence

View more information about the live session and speakers here, but be sure to register through CALL.


CALL Training Partner for this Event: Library Journal

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Enrollment Statement

I understand that a space will be reserved for me in this learning opportunity at a cost to CALL, and if I am unable to attend this learning opportunity, I will cancel my enrollment as soon as possible and before the start date.