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Social Justice and Libraries: Social Justice

This resource guide includes social justice resources for libraries.

What is Social Justice?

“Social justice may be broadly understood as the fair and compassionate distribution of the fruits of economic growth.”  (United Nations)

"a state or doctrine of egalitarianism." (Mirriam-Webster Dictionary)

definition of egalitarianism:  1) a belief in human equality with respect to social, political, and economic affairs; 2) a social philosophy advocating the removal of inequalities among people (Mirriam-Webster Dictionary)

“Social justice is the view that everyone deserves equal economic, political and social rights and opportunities.” (National Association of Social Workers)


MLS Declaration of Inclusion

The MLS Team is committed to providing services that benefit and contribute to the library profession’s core values: diversity, inclusion, equity, access to information, free expression, privacy, and social justice.