PLA Webinar “Engaged and Inclusive: Libraries Embracing Racial Equity and Social Justice:” On Wed., June 8, 2016, the Public Library Association will host a webinar focusing on social justice and racial equity. Goals of the webinar are:
- Understand the role public libraries have to play in social justice, including how this approach relates to and differs from civic engagement and community outreach;
- Take away concrete programmatic ideas and inspiration for ways public libraries can operate as a platform for social justice action and learning; and
- Know tools libraries can use to advance racial equity and social justice within your institution, and to better understand and inform outward-facing initiatives and internal culture.
Check the website for registration details and costs: www.ala.org/pla/onlinelearning/webinars/socialjustice
New ALSC Summer Reading Brochures Available: The Association of Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, has posted their summer reading brochures online for anyone to download and make available at libraries. The lists are full of book titles to keep children engaged in reading throughout the summer. Four Summer Reading book lists are available for Birth-Preschool, K-2nd, 3rd– 5th and 6th-8th grade students.
Each list is available to download for free. Lists can be customized to include library information, summer hours and summer reading programs for children before making copies available to schools and patrons. Titles on the 2016 Summer Reading List was compiled and annotated by members of ALSC’s Quicklists Consulting Committee. www.ala.org/alsc/2016-summer-reading-list