Coalition for Library Workers of Color

Established as a NYLA Round Table in December 2020

Purpose Statement

The Coalition for Library Workers of Color is committed to eliciting change and growth in support of people of color within the library community. Following ALA’s Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services, our mission is to create all-inclusive spaces in libraries to serve and represent the entire community and decentralize power and privilege using a framework with three pillars Diversity, Cultural Competency, and Social Justice. This Coalition is a space for library workers of all colors, their allies, and members of fellow marginalized groups (such as the Jewish and LGBTQ+ communities).

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