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Diversity & Inclusion in Libraries - Barbara Band

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Diversity & Inclusion in Libraries - Barbara Band

  1. 1. BARBARA BAND BSC MCLIP SCHOOL LIBRARY CONSULTANT DIVERSITY & INCLUSION in Libraries
  2. 2. AIMS @bcb567 Barbara Band - School Library Consultant • Definitions • Why provide resources: - legislation - emotional/mental health • Information needs • Resources • Promotion • Whole school ethos • What can we do?
  3. 3. WHAT IS … @bcb567 Barbara Band - School Library Consultant RACE ETHNICITY CULTURE
  4. 4. HOW DIVERSE IS YOUR COMMUNITY? @bcb567 Barbara Band - School Library Consultant + BAME + ETHNICITY + RELIGION + CULTURE + DISABILITIES + SEN + LGBTQ* + GENDER
  5. 5. HOW MANY? @bcb567 Barbara Band - School Library Consultant Image: www.anngiles.com
  6. 6. WHY PROVIDE RESOURCES? @bcb567 Barbara Band - School Library Consultant Human Rights Act 1998 Equalities Act 2010 CILIP OFSTED Image:www.foolfeed.com
  7. 7. BUT ALSO … @bcb567 Barbara Band - School Library Consultant Excluded Bullying Mental health Image:www.thebigidea.co.uk
  8. 8. STATISTICS @bcb567 Barbara Band - School Library Consultant  45% of LGBTQ* students bullied at school  52% hear homophobic language frequently/often  46% hear transphobic language frequently/often  86% regularly hear phrases – “that’s so gay”  29% say teachers intervened in bullying  68% say staff sometimes/never challenge language Source: Stonewall School Report 2017
  9. 9. MORE STATISTICS … @bcb567 Barbara Band - School Library Consultant  40% (2 in 5) of pupils bullied for being LGBTQ* skipped school  84% trans young people self-harmed  61% lesbian/gay/bisexual young people self-harmed  45% trans young people attempted suicide  22% lesbian/gay/bisexual young people attempted suicide
  10. 10. RESOURCE/INFORMATION NEEDS @bcb567 Barbara Band - School Library Consultant  Range of resources  Fiction with diverse characters  Real life stories  Health information  Support networks  Coming out  Also … Image: daboda.org
  11. 11. THINK ABOUT … @bcb567 Barbara Band - School Library Consultant  Separate or integrated  Internet  Keywords Image: www.climatechangeconnection.org
  12. 12. PROMOTION @bcb567 Barbara Band - School Library Consultant Image: www.windsorpubliclibrary.com Image: http:noshhinghere.blogspot.com Image: www.lgbt-croyden.org
  13. 13. WHOLE SCHOOL ETHOS @bcb567 Barbara Band - School Library Consultant Recognising the rights, respecting and supporting BAME/LGBTQ* students is the responsibility of the whole school community  SMT/staff  Policies  Pastoral  Curriculum  Environment Image: www.inourhands.com
  14. 14. WHAT CAN WE DO? @bcb567 Barbara Band - School Library Consultant Image: http://hosted-p0.vresp.com/445184/c302f52e4d/ARCHIVE
  15. 15. info@barbaraband.com @bcb567 Barbara Band - School Library Consultant Image: maximumfun.org

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