Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Training Events and Resources



Wyoming Library Association logo has WLA on background of mountains and full name beneathAs part of the Wyoming Library Association EDI (Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion) Committee’s ongoing efforts, they’ll highlight interesting programs, webinars, workshops, and more that support the WLA’s EDI Statement. The hope is to share ideas of how to incorporate EDI into programs, see what other libraries are doing regarding EDI in libraries, and learn from each other.

Here are the most recent event/webinar highlights from the committee.

Pre-recorded and other resource types

Why Use Inclusive Language
Libraries: All, Target Audience: All
Short, but important article about why we should be using inclusive language. “Inclusive language acknowledges diversity, conveys respect to all people, is sensitive to differences, and promotes equal opportunities.”

Wyoming Arts Council’s Arts Access Project Grant
Libraries: Rural, All, Target Audience: All
Up to $750 in funding for “arts projects led by and/or primarily serving BIPOC communities” or organizations meeting other criteria

National Archives Black Wall Street: 100 Years Since the Tulsa Race Massacre
Libraries: All, Target Audience: All
Featured document display from the National Archives Museum collections in memory of the 100th Anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre

REFORMA Colorado’s 2021 Conference Recorded Sessions
Libraries: All, Target Audience: All
Two recorded sessions, “Cultivating Community Partners through Outreach, presented by Angelique Velasco” and “Fostering Empathy through Diverse Picture Books, presented by Ana Siqueira, Cynthia Harmony, and Mariana Llanos”

Project Enable
Libraries: School, Public, Target Audience: All
Free training to help meet library and information needs of PreK-grade 12 students with disabilities. Also includes a database of over 1,000 resources.

Upcoming

June 8-9
Beyond the Buzzwords: A Deep Dive into Today’s Most Important Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Conversations
Libraries: All, Target Audience: All
Four keynotes and six panels covering EDI in a variety of topics

If you are holding any events that focus on EDI or come across any resources, send them to Conrrado Saldivar at CSaldivar@natronacountylibrary.org. The committee will compile and share as they’re able to. As always, make sure to check out the training calendar linked above for more continuing education opportunities.

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