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Equity and Inclusion Services Unit

San Jose Public Library staff at a Pride Month parade.

San José Public Library supports your access to quality learning spaces, programs and resources.

Staff serve on committees to develop strategies and projects serving different needs.

Working Groups

Staff-led working groups include:

Racial Equity Team (RET)

The RET works to advance racial equity in the Library’s service model. Members develop staff learning opportunities, lead anti-racism projects and review policies.

To learn more about the RET projects, email Karla Alvarez at

Disabilities Access Committee (DAC)

Staff on the DAC work to enhance accessibility for people with disabilities. Members plan and create services that specifically serve those with disabilities. Read the Pathfinder blog to learn more about DAC.

If you have questions or would like to request more information about DAC, email Jenny Choi at

INSIDERS Committee

INSIDERS programs are geared towards teens and adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Staff in this group create programs such as arts and crafts, socializing spaces and feature guest speakers.

If you would like to suggest a programming topic, email your ideas to Rebekah Gonzalez at

LGBTQ+ Committee

Committee members plan events and projects throughout the year to celebrate and amplify LGBTQ+ voices at SJPL.

To recommend a program idea or ask further questions, email Robert Miranda at

Community Engagement Committee

Staff develop programs to learn about community ideas, needs and concerns. This includes planning our quarterly Community Conversations.

To share your ideas about how to deepen our community engagement, email Karla Alvarez at

How to Learn More

Do you want to learn more about SJPL’s efforts to advance Equity and Inclusion? Contact Karla Alvarez, Community Programs Administrator for Equity and Inclusion Services at