Year of Learning

January 2022 | Highlighting Diverse Authors

Watch


Let's Talk Race Literacy Kits



LEARN

Let's Talk Race Literacy Kits

Before January 27th, take some time to watch Let's Talk Race Literacy Kits from ULA's Fall 2021 workshop. Presenters Diana, Charlene, Lindsey and Nancy, librarians from Salt Lake City Public Library, discuss racial literacy toolkits. They describe why they chose to create the kits, what went into the development of the kits and the materials included in the kits. They also go over the challenges they experienced. Finally, they share their resources and provide a step by step creation guide.

Participate


DISCUSS

Once a month, a knowledgeable moderator will guide a Zoom meetup for ULA members on the current month's topic.

During our discussion we'll talk about what we've learned about highlighting diverse authors and brainstorm ideas on how to fill any gaps in library services. What have you done at your library to boost diverse voices? What ideas do you have? We can also chat about any issues you've encountered or details you've learned or anything you'd like to share about shining a light on diverse authors.



All year long, ULA members are invited to participate in an open, ongoing discussion in the #edi channel in ULA's Slack workspace. Ask questions, share thoughts, and record your participation in the monthly Take Action challenge. Join the discussion.

Resources


Own Voices Podcast



#Ownvoices Books



SLJ & #OwnVoices


TAKE ACTION

Promote diversity & representation in literature at your library.


Challenge: Highlight diverse authors in your collection.

Post about what you did in the Slack discussion.


Questions?

Merrily Cannon
 801-715-6769 or 800-662-9150 (Utah Toll-Free)
 mcannon@utah.gov