Your Ideas


More resources are forthcoming. If you are interested in helping please contact us

In the meantime, let's share and learn from each other. Post your ideas below or on Twitter using #Libraries4BlackLives.

To post: double-click on the blue square to add images, links, documents, descriptions about how your library is responding to #BlackLivesMatter.

Suggested Actions

An evolving list:

  • Join the Government Alliance on Racial Equity and other initiatives to begin addressing institutional racism in our cities and libraries. 
  • Make a decisive commitment to diversify librarianship and apply an equity lens to address the needs of librarians of color in hiring, retention and professional development. Start learning here.
  • Partner with local racial justice organizations and leaders to facilitate “race talks” that foster interracial community-building and lead to community-defined solutions. Just a few examples are here and here and here and here.
  • Use your institutional influence to advocate for alternatives to punitive policing in your library, your community and an end to police violence everywhere.
  • Continue showing support and fostering dialogue through resource guides, displays and programs that provide historical and contemporary context on issues of racism and racial justice.

Resource Guides