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Inclusive Language : 2019 FACRL Poster References & Resources

Inclusive, equitable, and diverse resources.


References: 2019 FACRL Poster

ALA. (2017). Equity, diversity, inclusion: An interpretation of the library bill of rights. American Library

Association. Retrieved from

Document ID: 7a43b47e-c032-2214-55bf-e1d57449bd8d


Democracy Now!. (2019).“We’re Still Here”: Indigenous Peoples’ Day Celebration Reflects Ongoing Resistance to

Colonization. Democracy Now!. Retrieved from


Institute of Jazz Studies. (2019). Archival fellowship program. Rutgers University. Retrieved from


Merriam-Webster. (2019). Definition: they. Merriam-Webster Dictionary Online. Retrieved from


SAA. (2017). SAA Statement on Diversity and Inclusion. Society of American Archivists. Retrieved from  


Sullivan, Doreen. (2015). A brief history of homophobia in Dewey decimal classification. Overland. Retrieved from


Williams, Teneka. (2016). Inclusivity in any library: How we can improve accessibility. American Library Magazine.

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Inclusive Language Examples

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,

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?

Being Brave in Little Ways: Activism Through Book Displays and Bulletin Boards

Inclusive By Design, American Libraries Magazine

Open Education Resources:

OER Commons

Creative Commons

Accessibility and Inclusion Issues in Library Acquisitions: A Guideline to Evaluating and Marketing the Accessibility of Library E-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.

Guide to Library User Needs Assessment for Integrated Information Resource Management and Collection Development

Equity, Diversityand Inclusion Needs Assessment for Evanston Public Library

Inclusive Services Assessment Guide for WI Public Libraries

The Inclusive Services Assessment and Guide for Wisconsin Public Libraries

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?

An Exploration into Archival Descriptions of LGBTQ Materials

Identifying & Dismantling White Supremacy in Archives: An Incomplete List of White Privileges in Archives and Action Items for Dismantling Them

Accessibility & Accommodations:

How To Make The Library More Inclusive

Libraries for All: Expanding Services to People with Disabilities

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. 

Active Listening at the Reference Desk

Listening: A Skill You Can Develop, Florida Library Webinars

Marketing, Signage & Forms:

ALA Marketing Strategies

Inclusive Restroom Design, Library Journal

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,

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,

These examples of statements are found on The Denver Foundation's Inclusive Project:

Diversity & Inclusion Trainings:

Public Library Association: Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Justice

CRLN / ACRL: Diversity and inclusion: Online resources for education

3 Ways Diversity is More Than A Buzzword At The Library