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An introduction to school librarianship
An introduction to school librarianship

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Session 2: Equality and diversity in your school

Introduction

Schools and libraries are expected to strive to ensure equality, diversity and inclusion. This should be evident in your library’s practice and policies to guarantee fair treatment and opportunity for all. It is essential to acknowledge that each individual and their needs are unique. Only once these needs are known can you begin to effectively manage your library’s resources and help to address prejudice, unconscious bias and discrimination.

By the end of this session, you should be able to:

  • design a physical environment that is safe, accessible and appropriate
  • adapt your collection management to ensure it is socially inclusive and representative of your entire school community
  • ensure accessibility of physical and digital resources and, if required, provide alternative formats and web accessibility.