Curated resources on diversity, inclusion, accessibility and equity for libraries

Curated resources on diversity, inclusion, accessibility and equity for libraries

The following is a list of recommended resources on diversity, inclusion, accessibility and equity that will hopefully be helpful in nurturing inclusivity in your library. All these resources helped me with my speeches on diversity and inclusion at the ALIA QLD Mini Conference 2018 and the 9th New Librarians' Symposium.  Generic readings Do you want … Continue reading Curated resources on diversity, inclusion, accessibility and equity for libraries

10 tips for cultivating inclusion

10 tips for cultivating inclusion

Everyone has a role to play in creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive environment and culture. Here are my 10 tips for cultivating inclusion: 1. Know yourself Get comfortable with who you are – the dimensions of your identity, your culture and the lenses that inform your worldview. Do not assume that you’re not “ethnic … Continue reading 10 tips for cultivating inclusion

Diversity and inclusion in libraries

Diversity and inclusion in libraries

It’s a critical moment for those of us working in libraries to talk about issues of diversity, inclusion, equity and social justice, and for us to make it the center of our work. I’m fortunate to work in a ‘slashed career’ where I get to foster diversity and inclusion in different contexts. For three days … Continue reading Diversity and inclusion in libraries

Undefining disability

Undefining disability

Last year, I was sitting in the waiting room of a hearing centre, along with a young mother and her toddler. The mother was talking to the receptionist and she said something that resonated with me. She said, “The moment I stopped being ashamed of my own disability was the moment I put hearing aids … Continue reading Undefining disability

Being a change agent and creating a “speak up” culture

Being a change agent and creating a “speak up” culture

I believe everyone is a change agent. I also believe in creating a “speak up” culture in your workplace. Speaking up is important because in order to create change, people need to know. People who don’t know about certain workplace issues, wrongdoings or even opportunities cannot do anything about them. And people who want positive … Continue reading Being a change agent and creating a “speak up” culture