Instruction, Development, Equity, and Access Section (IDEAS)

IDEAS is the Instruction, Development, Equity, and Access Section of the New York Library Association.  By facilitating discourse, conducting advocacy, curating resources, and providing continuing education on the topics of instruction, reference service, twenty-first-century literacies, and equity of access, IDEAS:

  1. Promotes the interests of library professionals who provide service to adult populations across New York State
  2. Cultivates the competency, core skills, and professionalism of library workers at all career levels and in various library types who assist, educate, and inform adults
  3. Fosters resilience, proficiency, and agility among library workers navigating rapid technological, institutional, and cultural change in their work with their communities
  4. Creates opportunities for growth and renewal by confronting inequities and challenges impacting diverse library patrons and library staff
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