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Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion


The ALA Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services supports library and information science workers in creating safe, responsible, and all-inclusive spaces that serve and represent the entire community. To accomplish this, we decenter power and privilege by facilitating conversations around access and identity as they impact the profession and those we serve. We use a social justice framework to inform library and information science workers' development of resources. We strive to create an association culture where these concerns are incorporated into everybody's everyday work. 


Diversely-Owned Businesses

Additionally, ALA’s Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services would like to honor the individuals who make Philadelphia a diverse, vibrant, and dynamic city through its restaurants, museums, cultural centers, and businesses. View the map of the region’s diversely-owned businesses