In 2020, ACRL; the Association of Research Libraries (ARL); ALA’s Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services (ODLOS); and the Public Library Association (PLA) created a joint taskforce to create a framework for cultural proficiencies in racial equity. The work was originally scheduled to end in June 2020, but the COVID-19 pandemic drastically changed the timeline. This delay, while unfortunate, allowed the taskforce to better explore racial inequity in libraries and among librarians through surveys and environmental scans.
Join members of the taskforce at 10:30 a.m. Central on Sunday, June 27, during the ALA Annual Virtual Conference for Cultural Proficiencies for Racial Equity Framework: An Update. Attendees will learn about the process, the status of the taskforce, and get a first look at the framework.