Texas Digital Library Anti-Racism Resources

The Texas Digital Library stands against racism and with those working to end systemic injustices. We grieve the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and so many others lost to racist and often police-inflicted violence, as well as the disproportionate number of COVID-19 deaths within minoritized communities. 

As we think about our own institutional responsibilities to our members, our staff, and our profession, TDL staff have been compiling resources on anti-racist work, particularly those relevant to libraries and archives. We hope that they will help us collectively find ways to interrogate and improve our practices that exclude and minimize Black and Brown communities and that perpetuate unjust systems. We recognize our own institutional shortcomings in this regard, and we want the Black and Brown workers in our member libraries to know that TDL sees you and strives to support you and amplify your voices.

We invite you to share additional resources with us so that we can share them back to our communities. This might include anti-racist work that your library or archives is doing or has done, or books and other media that you have found useful in your work or personal explorations.

Please share your resources, questions, and suggestions by emailing us at info@tdl.org.

TDL has shared mental health resources on our COVID-19 response wiki: https://texasdigitallibrary.atlassian.net/wiki/x/pQAsS. These resources may also applicable to address the impact that collecting the records of abuse and protest can have on our colleagues.

Mental health resources for the Black Community

Anti-Racism Resources


If your organization has an anti-racist libguide to share on this page, please contact Texas Digital Library at info@tdl.org.