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Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Interest Group
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Mission Statement

The Equity, Diversity and Inclusion interest group recognizes the need for equity within our professional community and the services we provide. Our purpose is to practice, educate, and advocate for better policies and procedures for under-represented communities in order to strengthen all libraries in the State of California and the services we provide, internally and externally. 


  • Supports efforts to ensure inclusion of diverse perspectives within our association and profession.

  • Promotes diversity and inclusion programming, resources, services, and training to ensure all communities are included.

  • Provides networking opportunities for library staff to engage and discuss in topics of equity, diversity, and inclusion.


  • The EDI interest group hosts networking events for library staff who are interested in EDI work including gatherings at CLA annual conference and hosts online discussions and meet-ups.

  • The EDI interest group creates and sponsors EDI programs for CLA annual conferences, Spring Flings and other CLA sponsored events.

  • The EDI interest group evaluates and shares related resources to support and produce training, publishings and projects. 


Chair: Christine Bolivar




Please note: the listserv will be reviewed twice per year and non-active CLA members will be removed from the list.