Teaching Statements, Classroom Policies, and Syllabus Language

Teaching Statements, Classroom Policies, and Syllabus Language for Instructional Librarians

Pirette McKamey. “What Anti-Racist Teachers Do Differently.” Atlantic, June 17, 2020. https://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2020/06/how-be-anti-racist-teacher/613138/

University of California Diversity. “Anti-Racism Resources.” https://diversity.universityofcalifornia.edu/anti-racism-resources/

John McDonald. “Jessica Harris: Resources for Exploring Race, Racism, and Anti-Racism.” Ampersand, June 17, 2020. https://ampersand.gseis.ucla.edu/jessica-harris-resources-for-exploring-race-racism-and-anti-racism/

Andrea Aebersold. “Antiracist Pedagogy Reading List.” UCI Division of Teaching Excellence and Innovation. https://dtei.uci.edu/antiracist-pedagogy-reading-list/

Stanford Office of Faculty Development, Diversity and Engagement. “Racism Resources.” Stanford.edu. https://facultydevelopment.stanford.edu/anti-racism

Kyoko Kishimoto. “Anti-Racist Pedagogy: From Faculty’s Self-Reflection to Organizing Within and Beyond the Classroom.” Race Ethnicity and Education 21(4), 2016. https://doi.org/10.1080/13613324.2016.1248824

Moore, Jazmen, Manning, Logan, and Villanueva, Victor. “Position Statements.” National Council of Teachers of English. July 11, 2018. https://ncte.org/statement/antiracisminteaching/

The Harriet W. Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning. “Diversity and Inclusion Syllabus Statements.” Brown.edu. https://www.brown.edu/sheridan/teaching-learning-resources/inclusive-teaching/statements

Native Land. “Territory Acknowledgement.” Native-land.ca. https://native-land.ca/territory-acknowledgement/

Sian, Katy P. “Decolonizing teh Curriculum.” In Navigating Institutional Racism in british Universities. Mapping Global Racisms. New York: Palgrave Macmillan: 2019. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-14284-1_5

Clark, Ian. “The Role of the Library in Decolonising.” Medium.com, Mar 26, 2019. https://medium.com/@ijclark/the-role-of-the-library-in-decolonising-f749a6bc912a

Nunes, Zita Cristina. “Remembering the Howard University Librarian Who Decolonized the Way Books Were Catalogued.” Smithsonianmag.com, November 26, 2018. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/remembering-howard-university-librarian-who-decolonized-way-books-were-catalogued-180970890/

  • the NCTE Committee Against Racism and Bias in the Teaching of English recommends that English language arts educators
    • actively identify and challenge individual or systemic acts of racism and other forms of discrimination and bigotry in educational institutions and within our profession, exposing such acts through external communications and publications.
    • express strong declarations of solidarity with people of diverse human and cultural backgrounds to eradicate forms of racism, bias, and prejudice in spaces of teaching and learning.
    • promote not only cultural diversity and expanding linguistic knowledge, but explicitly push for anti-racism by participating in ongoing professional development for educators to succeed in countering racism and other forms of bigotry.
    • support the enforcement of laws and policies that provide sanctions against racial and ethnic discrimination in education. Also, advocate for legislative reform that will lead to policies that provide sanctions against discrimination in education based on race, ethnicity, gender, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, class, mental and physical abilities, nationality, migrant, immigrant, and refugee status.

2020 Statements from Libraries and Library Organizations

Based on Price, Gary. “Statements From Libraries and Library Organizations Re: Racism, Black Lives Matter, and Increased Violence. Infodocket.com, June 1, 2020. https://www.infodocket.com/2020/06/01/statements-from-library-organizations-re-racism-and-increased-violence/


ALA Executive Board

American Association of Law Libraries (AALL)

American Association of University Presses (AAUP)

ArchiveSpace (LYRASIS)

Arizona State University Library

Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE)

Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL)

Association of Research Libraries (ARL)

Black Caucus of The American Library Association (BCALA)

Boston College Libraries

Brown University Library

Center For Research Libraries

Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR)

Digital Public Library of America

Emory University Libraries

Enoch Pratt Public Library (Baltimore)

Folger Shakespeare Library

Harvard University Library


IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions)

IIIF (International Image Interoperability Framework) 

Library Freedom Project

Los Angeles (CA) Public Library

MIT Libraries and MIT Press

Newberry Library (Chicago)

New York Public Library

Oberlin Group of Libraries


Ohio Library Council

Ohio State University Libraries

Ohio University Libraries



Stanford Libraries

Society of American Archivists (SAA)

UCLA Library

University of California, Davis Library

University of California, Merced

University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

University of North Carolina Libraries

University of Pennsylvania (Penn) Libraries

University of Washington Information School

USC Libraries

Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America

Yale University Library

Indiana University Bloomington Department of English