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Anti-Racism and Digital Equity


  • ULC convenes and supports library leaders and library EDI professionals in directly addressing structural racism, systemic inequity and social injustice within the library and across the community.

Statement On Race

Statement on Race and Social Equity

In a strong act of commitment to a more equitable society, public libraries across North America have signed the Urban Libraries Council’s Statement on Race and Social Equity. This statement serves as a baseline upon which libraries can build policies and actions that make their communities more inclusive and just.

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Barbershop Books

Barbershop Books for Pilot for Libraries

In partnership with Barbershop Books, ULC’s Barbershop Books Pilot for Libraries supports a small cohort of libraries as they work to provide reading opportunities to Black boys directly in barbershops in their local communities.

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Digital Equity Toolkit

Digital Equity Toolkit

The Digital Equity Toolkit was developed by the Digital Equity Action Team to outline resources that are a useful starting point in this work. Resources will be monitored and updated frequently, as the digital equity space is ever-evolving.

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Wi Fi

Digital Navigators

ULC partnered with the Salt Lake City Public Library and National Digital Inclusion Alliance to advance the Digital Navigators service model to help libraries address the new and intensified digital access barriers resulting from COVID-19.

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Trigger Terms

Trigger Terms: Harmful Detours and Healing Redirects

Addressing key trigger terms in the current media, social and political climates, ULC’s Harmful Detours and Healing Redirects framework is designed to help leaders grow alignment, surface misunderstandings and find paths forward through difficult conversations.

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