The EDI Discussion Series began in the summer of 2023. This page archives the resources discussed as well as the notes taken by facilitators during each session.
Our third topic was “Truth, Justice, and Healing: Discussing the National Indian Boarding School Digital Archive”. Digital Archives Assistant, Fallon Carey of the Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition led us through a guided tour of National Indian Boarding School Digital Archive, discussing the types of
primary source materials collected from the National Archives at Seattle as well as the challenges and successes of
building the National Indian Boarding School Digital Archive.
Our second topic was “Let’s Talk About It! LGBTQ2S+ Inclusion in the Library”. This discussion followed up themes brought up in the EDI and LGBTQ2S+ Committees joint NDLA presentation: Call to Action from the LGBTQ2S+ and EDI Committee. We discussed how we can work to support LGBTQ+ patrons and promote inclusivity in the library in the context of last year's hostile legislative session.
Our first topic was “Building Diverse Collections for Diverse Communities”. We discussed how to provide robust readers’ advisory services that value equity, diversity and inclusion principles.
To prepare for the discussion we recommended viewing the following resources: