Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion

The South Carolina State Library offers training and consultation for public library staff and directors in the areas of equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI). 

For more information or customized resources and training, contact the Facilities & Access Consultant.

EDI Resources from the State Library

 Resources for Serving Diverse Populations
Libraries are for everyone, regardless of race, gender, disability, nationality, language, sexual orientation, or any other aspect of identity. These resources provide best practices for libraries to serve diverse population groups.

 Collection Development Resources
This page contains resources to evaluate your library's collection for diverse and inclusive representation.  

 Accessibility Resources 
Resources related to making library facilities, websites, and services accessible for people with disabilities.

 Dementia Resources 
Resource page for libraries serving patrons with dementia and their caregivers.

 Spanish for Library Staff 
Resources for library staff learning basic Spanish.

 Library Professional Associations and Groups

Additional EDI Resources

EveryDay Literacy Toolkit
SC Day by Day Calendar and literacy materials available in Spanish.

 Circulating Kits 
Circulating kits are available for public libraries and schools to borrow to host programs. Included are bilingual storytime kits, Assistive listening, accessible/braille games, and book discussion kits.

 Inclusive Services Center 
Circulating collection of materials related to serving diverse populations and assistive technology for demonstration as well as braille printing services.

 Diversity, Inclusion, and Accessibility in Libraries Email List
A moderated email list from the South Carolina State Library, used to announce training opportunities, share resources and articles, and exchange ideas about how to better serve our diverse communities.