Statement condemning anti-Asian hate crimes // Solidarity with Asian American and Pacific Islander library workers

The ACRL-OR Board stands with all Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders against acts of white supremacy targeting Asians and Pacific Islander Americans. We are utterly heartbroken by the murder of eight people in the Atlanta area, six of whom were Asian and immigrant women. We stand in grief and solidarity with those who have experienced “gendered […]

OLA Antiracism Toolkit Now Available

The OLA EDI Antiracism Toolkit is now available on both the Oregon Library Association and State Library of Oregon websites. This toolkit was developed by a group of librarians interested in Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion work and Antiracism advocacy. Marci Ramiro-Jenkins, Reference Librarian/Latino Community Liaison at McMinnville Public Library, served as EDI and Antiracism chair and Alma Plasencia, Adult […]

Statement from OLA EDI Anti-Racism Special Committee

The following is a statement from the OLA EDI Anti-Racism Special Committee. ACRL-Oregon endorses this statement. Dear colleagues, The social events we have witnessed in the past months triggered a series of new statements, training, and resources offered by professionals of different fields and institutions to reaffirm their commitment with Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI). […]

ACRL-OR Statement for Racial Justice

The Oregon Chapter of the Association of College and Research Libraries/Academic Division of the Oregon Library Association (ACRL-OR) stands in solidarity with the Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA) and REFORMA Oregon in condemning the systematic social injustices and violence endured by Black people and all people of color. We support the principles […]