LJ Webcasts: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Public Library

Public libraries have a unique ability to bring about positive social change in their communities, whether by addressing issues of systemic racism, reaching out to immigrants and refugees, or providing essential resources for political, cultural, or personal growth.

Join us to hear a panel of distinguished public library professionals who are embracing their role as community leaders. The thoughtful discussion will spotlight how these librarians are promoting equity and inclusion and offering support for their diverse communities. They will share their experiences improving services for underserved populations, adopting effective racial literacy plans, and taking concrete action to create inclusive and welcoming library spaces and services to uplift their communities.

Presented by Infobase & Library Journal.


  • Paula Kelly, Library Director, Whitehall Public Library, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Svetha Hetzler, Library Director, Sun Prairie Public Library, Sun Prairie, WI
  • J. Caroline Smith, Inclusive Services Consultant, South Carolina State Library
  • Tamara King, Community Relations Director, Richland Library, Columbia, SC


  • Andrea Blackman, Division Director for the Nashville Public Library’s Civil Rights Center and Special Collections Center

Register at: https://event.on24.com/wcc/r/3000551/A7136395A94C5EB209F3DDC71EB18676?partnerref=LJSPNSRInfobase22521?partnerref=Infobasewebinar

Can’t make the date? No problem! Register now and you will receive an email when the webcast is available for on-demand viewing.

LJ Webcast: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Public Library

February 25, 2021 @ 2:00 pm-February 25, 2021 @ 3:00 pm