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Reading Materials and Resources for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Please feel free to add resources, comments, add or change categories, etc.


Approaching difficult conversation

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) in Labor Practices

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Initiatives in our Community

Survey of existing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) committees and initiatives across the GLAM landscape Top of Page

Equality vs. Equity

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Gender Inclusion

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Implicit bias

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Inclusion (& Diversity)

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Personal Experience Stories

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Power Dynamics & “Imposter Syndrome”

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Race in librarianship/academia


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DEI in technology systems and interfaces

Design for Diversity Learning Toolkit Care, Code, and Digital Libraries: Embracing Critical Practice in Digital Library Communities – In the Library with the Lead Pipe “Invisible Defaults and Perceived Limitations: Processing the Juan Gelman Files” by Elvia Arroyo-Ramirez “Access Is Not Problem Solving: Disability Justice and Libraries,” Alana Kumbier and Julia Starkey, Library Trends 64(3), 468-91, 2016 “Queering the Catalog: Queer Theory and the Politics of Correction,” Emily Drabinski, Library Quarterly 83(2), 94-111, 2013 Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy by Cathy O'Neil Top of Page

Active Bystander tips

Librarians as Active Bystanders: Centering Social Justice in LIS Practice: Bystander Resources from hollaback: “What Is Your Responsibility as a Bystander to a Colleague Having Problems?” from the Chronicle of Higher Education: Bystander Intervention Do’s and Don’ts from American Friends Service Committee: Top of Page

Images for diversity, equity, inclusion

Representation Matters: The best high-resolution, royalty-free stock image collection focusing on inclusion and diversity: The Gender Spectrum Collection:Stock Photos Beyond the Binary: Top of Page

Intersectional Feminism

Wernimont & Losh, "Bodies of Information." In the series "Debates in the Digital Humanities." WOC + Lib: Top of Page


Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond Those who wander : America's lost street kids by: Ho, V. (Vivian) Roam by: Armstrong, C. H. (Catherine H.) Top of Page

Recommended authors

David James Hudson Maura Seale Rafia Mirza Gina Schlesselman-Tarango Fobazi Ettarh Safiya Noble Robin Di Angelo WEB De Bois Audrey Watters Anna Lauren Hoffmann Top of Page

Additional resources

Adrienne Maree Brown: Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds DLF Digital Collection Creation (Cultural Assessment) Annotated Bibliography: Bottled up emotions at work lead to burnout: See “books” section for readings not listed specifically in this document (articles have been listed in this document): DeEtta Jones and Associates puts on a lot of staff development workshops around these issues. Methods in forming a strategic plan. Top of Page

Indigenous land acknowledgements

Example: New York University is located on the ancestral lands of the Lənape Haki-nk, of the Delaware Tribe of Indians, a proud and sovereign nation whose commitment to culture, community, and land stewardship persist in the face of ongoing settler colonialism. Example: Oregon State University in Corvallis, OR is located in the traditional territory of the Chepenefu ("Mary's River") band of the Kalapuya. After the Kalapuya Treaty (Treaty of Dayton) in 1855, Kalapuya people were forcibly removed to what are now the Grand Ronde and Siletz reservations, and are now members of Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon ( and the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians ( Example: The University of Oregon in Eugene, OR is located on Kalapuya Ilihi, the traditional indigenous homeland of the Kalapuya people. Following treaties between 1851 and 1855, Kalapuya people were dispossessed of their indigenous homeland by the United States government and forcibly removed to the Coast Reservation in Western Oregon. Today, descendants are citizens of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Community of Oregon and the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Indians of Oregon, and they continue to make important contributions in their communities, at UO, and across the land we now refer to as Oregon. For more information, please see the UO Libraries full statement on Honoring Native Peoples and Lands. Example: I live and work on Chochenyo Ohlone land. Whose land are you on? University of Alberta: University of Guelph UCLA: University of San Diego: San Diego State University: The University of South Dakota acknowledges at many events that it is built on the ancestral lands of the Sioux, but I I could not find such an acknowledgement on the university's website. Mitakuye Oyasin does appear in several places (Sioux proverb meaning 'we are all related') Michigan State University has a land acknowledgement: I don't see a lot of institutional encouragement for staff to use acknowledgments of original land inhabitants in their *email signatures,* per se, but I do see some practitioners using wording that is also used by their institutions. Wording found at: and city of Toronto: University of Oregon: Top of Page