The Kentucky Library Association (KLA) expresses our deep sadness for the senseless deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, David McAtee and the many other Black citizens in America who have been victims of racism and bigotry. We condemn all racially-motivated acts of violence and oppression. Black lives matter!


KLA is committed to ensuring racial equity for every library staff member and every citizen in our communities across Kentucky. Kentucky's academic, public, and school libraries must provide open access to diverse information in a safe place, whether physically or online, for all people to discover what these tragedies mean for themselves and their communities. We hope Kentucky's library staff members and citizens across the Commonwealth will work together to make changes for a better today and future in their communities as they determine what these events mean.


KLA endorses the statements from the Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA) and the ALA Executive Board, both of which condemn violence and racism towards Black people and all ethnically marginalized people.




Kandace Rogers

President, Kentucky Library Association 2019-2020

(859) 514-3359












Resources from our Libraries


Public Libraries


Boone County Public Library


·       Resources on Equality, Diversity, and Tolerance:


Daviess County Public Library


·       Adult Fiction:


·       Anti-Racist Reading List for Teens:


·       YA Books by Black Authors:


·       Let's talk about... Race:


Louisville Free Public Library


·       African American Internet Links:


Paul Sawyier Public Library


·       ALA Black Caucus Selections:


Pendleton County Public Library


·       Tolerance, Equality, and Diversity links:


Academic Libraries


Berea College


·       Affrilachian Poets:


·       Black Bibliography - Suggested Readings:


·       Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States:


·       Peace & Social Justice Studies:


Eastern Kentucky University


·       Institutional Diversity and Inclusion:


·       Special Topics and Displays: Black Lives Matter:


University of Kentucky


·       African American Women Play Musical Instruments:


·       Year of Equity:


University of Louisville


·       Diversity & Inclusion:


·       Documenting African American Life In Louisville:


·       Pan-African Studies Guide:


University of Louisville Law Library


·       Current Legal Issues: Racial Justice & Protests:


·       Race & the Law:


Western Kentucky University


·       African American Studies:


·       Black History:

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