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Inclusive Pedagogy for Library Instruction


Why this guide?

If you are interested in applying inclusive practices as a library educator, we hope the best practices and resources on this guide are helpful to you.


Academic institutions strive to cultivate more diverse and inclusive environments. Librarians are also participating in this pedagogical mission. Library instruction provides an opportunity for librarians to consider our own biases and utilize inclusive pedagogies to improve our learning environments for all. This project united librarians from across the Associated Colleges of the South to form an Inclusive Library Instruction Working Group. As a group we worked together to develop best practices and resources for inclusive pedagogy in the library classroom and developed an annotated bibliography to address the lack of library literature on this topic.

What is Inclusive Pedagogy?

For our purposes, inclusive pedagogy encompasses educational practices that consider a range of diverse identities including race, gender, sexuality, and abilities.

Guide Contents

The Inclusive Pedagogy for Library Instruction project (IP4LI) is a collaboration of librarians from several small, liberal arts colleges to discover resources and best practices for applying inclusive pedagogy in library instruction settings, particularly one-shot sessions. It is supported by a grant from the Associated Colleges of the South.
Birmingham-Southern College Davidson College Furman University Sewanee - The University of the South University of Richmond Washington & Lee University