People experience inequities - instances of injustice and unfairness – in many parts of their lives and may even experience them when engaging with library policies, services, or programs. Central to the mission of libraries is a commitment to addressing long-entrenched and newly emerging inequities in society - whether inequities in access to information, education, opportunity, or representation. Addressing inequities requires assessment of library resources, examination of existing programs and services, and direct engagement with the communities experiencing inequity or injustice. How are libraries stepping up to address inequities across their communities? And how is that central part of our mission changing, becoming more challenging, or more rewarding?
If you missed the May 10, 2023 Amigos Member Conference 2023: Libraries Plan to Succeed live, there's still a chance to catch up on the sessions by registering for the recordings. The Skilltype sponsored online conference revolved around Amigos member libraries' latest innovations and planning strategies.
Amigos is now accepting presentation proposals for the September 7, 2023, online conference, "Libraries Address Inequities".