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The Office of Commonwealth Libraries announces the availability of funding for an Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Professional Development Training Grant to support library staff to receive training.  This project is made possible by Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA)...

AskEARN.org is the online hub for EARN, the Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion.  It serves as the centralized source of employer-focused tools, resources and publications on disability inclusion.  It covers a wide range of topics, including recruitment...

The Public Library Association (PLA) is still accepting applications from public libraries that are interested in participating in the Inclusive Internship Initiative (III) through February 3, 2020. PLA’s Inclusive Internship Initiative (III) offers paid, summer-long internships...

The Public Library Association’s Inclusive Internship Initiative (III) offers paid, summer-long internships to high school students at their local public library. Over the course of the summer, each intern works with a library mentor on a community-based learning project. Through...

Project READY (Reimagining Equity and Access for Diverse Youth) is an online racial equity curriculum  freely accessible for libraries at ready.web.unc.edu. The curriculum consists of 27 modules, organized into three sequential sections: Foundations focuses on basic...

Highlighted Content on WebJunction: Prioritizing Accessibility and Disability Inclusion at Your Library: Putting a focus on accessibility helps create a library that can be enjoyed by more people and can connect more people to the information and resources they need. Opportunities...

The Northeast, Wilkes-Barre and Pottsville Library Districts will be presenting RA for All: Diversity & Inclusion through Reader’s Advisory workshop featuring Becky Spratford of RA for All (http://raforall.blogspot.com/). Spratford will present 4 modules detailed below –...

The Pennsylvania State Data Center has released a map showing child diversity in PA School districts.  The years 2009 and 2017 are compared.   ...

A partnership between Library Journal and the Gerald M. Kline Family Foundation has created the Jerry Kline Community Impact Prize.  Learn more and apply by August 1, 2019. ...

Great Stories Club Grants on Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Learn  about the American Library Association’s Great Stories Club series on Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT), a thematic reading and discussion program that engages underserved teens...