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Territory Acknowledgement & Land Acknowledgement: "Territory acknowledgement is a way that people insert an awareness of Indigenous presence and land rights in everyday life. This is often done at the beginning of ceremonies, lectures, or any public event. It can be a subtle way to recognize the history of colonialism and a need for change in settler colonial societies" (Allison Jones, https://native-land.ca/territory-acknowledgement/).
Library Displays as Active Inclusion and Allyship: What ways are library display providing a platform to disenfranchised voices? How can displays educate patrons and introduce authors to audiences through browsing a librarian's recommendations and displays?
Open Education Resources:
Inclusive Needs Assessment: Inclusion and equity are the foundation of a needs assessment. Tailoring the wording of surveys and questions to ensure inclusion and equity will help all patrons.
Descriptions, Catalogs & Finding Aids: When patrons search the collection, which terms and parameters that are common now may not be available due to out-of-date cataloging? Can keywords be applied to existing materials in the collection to broaden search access?
Accessibility & Accommodations:
Inclusive Language and Active Listening: Being heard is a part of inclusion and equity. When patrons approach library staff, systemic barriers can already be silencing patrons.
Marketing, Signage & Forms:
Inclusive Language & Ethical Values in Mission & Vision Statements:
The Chinook Fund: The Chinook Fund is committed to the transformation of society into one that promotes social justice and freedom from oppression, including but not limited to, racism, sexism, classism, heterosexism, ageism, and ableism. (The Chinook Fund, http://www.chinookfund.org/)
Denver School of Science and Technology: The Denver School of Science and Technology is dedicated to providing a diverse student body with an outstanding liberal arts high school education with a science and technology focus. By creating a powerful learning community centered on core values and a shared commitment to academic excellence, DSST will increase the number of underrepresented students (women, minorities and economically disadvantaged) who attain college science and liberal arts degrees. DSST graduates will be responsible, engaged citizens who are prepared to be leaders of the future. (The Denver School of Science and Technology, http://www.scienceandtech.org/)
These examples of statements are found on The Denver Foundation's Inclusive Project: http://www.nonprofitinclusiveness.org/examples-mission-statements-commitments-diversityinclusiveness
Diversity & Inclusion Trainings: