Advancing Racial Equity in Public Libraries: Case Studies from the Field
This Issue Brief profiles a handful of public libraries that are leveraging the power and influence of their institutions to advance racial equity in library work and beyond. These libraries are using a shared framework and toolset while developing innovative local approaches to reduce race-based disparities. In doing so, they are beginning to see positive transformations in collections, partnerships, the library workforce, programming and — ultimately — communities. This tool shares the experience of library leaders, in hopes of more libraries choosing to work in coordination with local partners and across the field — would adopt and expand the GARE framework for institutional change.