As members of the OLA Cultural Diversity and Inclusion Task Force, we choose our words carefully.
It can be easy to say that our school library learning commons is a safe space [but] simply saying something out loud does not make it true.
It seems entirely proper that people about whom the words are used can also have a say in how they like to be described and referred to.
When I was thinking of a suitable title for this month’s column a number of ideas came to mind including “Decolonization is not a metaphor” and “Acknowledgement is not enough.”
In endeavoring to to meet the needs of our communities, we as library staff have to ignite the sparks.
In this column, the OLA Cultural Diversity and Inclusion Task Force showcases the contributions of library staff from a variety of workplaces and cultures across Ontario.
by Catherine Fournier and Helen Tang Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values in librarianship … in theory, at least. But what are libraries…