ALSC Guide to Serving Diverse Communities

Dec 8, 2017

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has compiled a list of resources, “Serving Diverse Communities,” to help librarians support children and families of diverse backgrounds. This document includes book and media lists, resources for media literacy, resources for vulnerable communities, statements and position papers, online courses and webinars, organizing guides, and more.

ALSC’s Core Values include Responsiveness, Inclusiveness, Integrity, and Respect. When many are feeling vulnerable, disenfranchised, or wary of what the future holds, librarians and ALSC members stand resolute in their commitment to equality, diversity, and inclusion. This list, in no way exhaustive, provides some places to start. It is a living document, currently authored by ALSC committee members and curated by the ALSC Public Awareness Committee. In addition to the resources in the PDF, more may be found in this public Google document.

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