Justice at Work in Public Libraries
A framework for public libraries making a commitment to justice and equity.
Get the whole library ready to work for justice.
With this unique course, you and your library can...
Take the course on your own schedule, at your own pace.
Learn frameworks that get to the heart of social justice.
Adopt a shared language you can use to talk openly and honestly with one another.
Create plans of action to shift culture and develop practices that advance justice in your library.
about Justice at Work
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Welcome from the InstructorFREE PREVIEW
How to Use This CourseFREE PREVIEW
Guiding Beliefs and Course ObjectivesFREE PREVIEW
Before we begin...
TEMPLATE: Create Your Power Flower
REFLECTION: On Identity
DISCUSSION: What is Power?
RESOURCE: What Is Intersectionality?FREE PREVIEW
QUICK QUIZ: Identity + Power
Five Faces of Oppression: Why Diversity Is Not Enough
WORKBOOK: Justice at Work Library Analysis Workbook
Preparing Yourself for Difficult Content
READING: Vocational Awe and Librarianship: The Lies We Tell Ourselves
On Paulo Freire: Extended Interview and Resources
QUICK QUIZ: Understanding Oppression Part 1
Understanding Oppression, Part 2
Remember to Breathe
RESOURCE: What is White Supremacy?
Harm and Violence
REFLECTION: How do we respond to oppression?
RESOURCE: A Word on Microaggressions
WORKSHEET: The Five Faces in Your Library Community
WORKSHEET: The Five Faces Impact
DISCUSSION: What is the difference between resistance and solidarity?
Six Ways We ResistFREE PREVIEW
Petition and Protest
Achievement and Success
QUICK QUIZ: Resistance in Review
WORKSHEET: Resistance in Your Community
What Does Solidarity Look Like?
WORKSHEET: Solidarity Actions in Your Community
Solidarity Actions You Can Take
WORKSHEET: Personal Solidarity Commitments
WORKSHEET: Collective Solidarity Commitments
BONUS: Idea Exchange for Public Libraries
Congrats and Thank You!
RESOURCE LIST: Justice and Equity in Public Libraries
FULL WORKBOOK: Justice at Work Library Analysis Workbook
Before you go...
A Visual History of the American Public Library
Public Libraries Idea Exchange
Any participant in Justice at Work in Public Libraries gets free access to our Idea Exchange. This bonus course features discussion forums about best practices in advancing justice and scenarios for applying a racial equity lens in public libraries.
Sign up today to take this course at your own pace, on your own time. Contact us for group rates.
Special rates available for 10+ participants.