The Library Journal and the School Library Journal are partnering to present a professional development course called “Equity in Action: Fostering an Antiracist Library Culture.” The virtual events will be held on February 23, March 2, and March 9.
While the series is aimed at librarians, booksellers are welcome to attend. The course will offer information relevant to the book trade as a whole: sessions will focus on collection development, collection management, merchandising and displays, programming, outreach, and more, as well as the fundamentals of antiracism, how to cultivate an antiracist and antibiased workplace, and how to bring this work into local communities.
The online course features:
- Instructor-led and personalized interaction over three weeks
- Real-time guest speakers and conversation via live webcast (with recordings available afterward)
- Self-guided track with video lessons and supporting resources in the online classroom to provide a foundation for your work
- Homework assignments to help you make progress on your goals
- Individualized attention from course facilitators who work with you in a coaching environment to help sort out challenges
- Ongoing group conversation via discussion forums
- Articles, videos, and other resources
- Access to all course content for six months after the course ends
Following the initial broadcast, all sessions will be available to attendees on-demand. More information about the event can be found here; registration starts at $225. Register for the event here.