Embrace Bend’s Decolonize This Book Club gathers with the purpose of listening to the voices and stories of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, & People of Color), 2SLGBTQIA+ folks, disabled folks, Jews, Muslims, Palestinians, as well as migrants and refugees by purchasing, reading, and discussing their writing.
Eliminating bias from the recruitment process is crucial for finding better employees, promoting a diverse, more equitable workforce, and driving productivity. This article asserts that employees at every level of an organization need to be familiar with different types of unconscious bias and provided with resources to prevent and reduce discrimination in the workplace. Understanding and addressing unconscious bias are the first steps to creating a more inclusive workplace. The article gives several examples of unconscious bias and suggests ten steps to take to eliminate unconscious bias in your library/organization.
Why is weeding important?
Why is weeding an important part of developing and maintaining diverse collections?
What are the specific equity issues that should be addressed through weeding?
How can you manage this important task?
How can we make critical judgements about weeding potentially controversial materials?
Out On The Shelves is a non-profit, community library built and cared for by volunteers, librarians, and librarians-in-training who are committed to anti-oppressive social justice work.
Out On The Shelves aims to foster a free, accessible, and safe space for LGBT2QIA+ people and their allies to discover and share stories and resources centering on LGBT2QIA+ experiences. We understand that LGBT2QIA+ people stand at the intersection of multiple communities and identities, and we seek to empower and support them by providing access to materials that reflect their realities.
X̱wi7x̱wa Library is a centre for academic and community Indigenous scholarship. Its collections and services reflect Aboriginal approaches to teaching, learning, and research. Everyone is welcome to visit X̱wi7x̱wa Library.
More than a sign on a building in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, the "Learning Exchange" represents a two-way approach to learning.
We’re here to connect people – local residents, UBC students and faculty, and community organizations – to learn in new ways. We create a unique shared space for exploring ideas and opportunities, a learning hub where members of the community and the university can exchange experience and expertise.