Register for the Final INCLUDING YOU Workshop Series of 2023 | Compendium

How do I make my library more inclusive?
How do I address a microaggression?
How do I diminish my biases?

JOIN US for INCLUDING YOU, a workshop series that will answer these questions and more! INCLUDING YOU will take place on Wednesdays from August 9 – September 13 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM via Zoom.  This workshop is open to library staff and all types of libraries as well as public library trustees.

INCLUDING YOU is different from any training in Diversity, Equity, or Inclusion you have ever experienced. The emphasis is on practice so that the communication strategies become second nature and reduce the stress that comes with addressing inclusionary issues. Topics include:

  • Microaggressions and how to address them
  • Implicit bias and how to diminish its effects
  • Accountability for maintaining inclusive spaces
  • Communication strategies for inclusion, empowerment, and stress reduction


Registration information: Register at this link. Each class is limited to 25 participants. This is the last INCLUDING YOU series for 2023, so register soon!

Expectations: Participation requires a commitment to six approximately two-hour virtual workshops.  Please plan to attend all workshops as one workshop builds upon another.


Testimonials for INCLUDING YOU from past participants: 

  • It’s rare to have a chance to discuss such a weighty topic with honesty and vulnerability. That made it a very valuable experience.
  • [The workshop] helped you practice and rehearse responses to situations you might encounter, which was very helpful.
  • Practical application through practice, practice, practice.


If you have any questions about INCLUDING YOU, please contact Mardia Bishop at or Stacey Mulligan, BLD Library Development Advisor, at

 To find out more about INCLUDING YOU, watch this video on PA Library Staff Academy. Library staff who need access to the Academy can create a free account here. 

INCLUDING YOU is eligible for Act 48 and Pennsylvania Public Library Continuing Education credit.

This training is made possible by Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Office of Commonwealth Libraries. The views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed do not necessarily represent those of the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services or the Department of Education.