Growing Resilience: Inclusive Policies and Strategies for Serving LGBTQ* Minorities in all Types of Libraries

Growing Resilience: Inclusive Policies and Strategies for Serving LGBTQ* Minorities in all Types of Libraries

By:
Alvin Schrader
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Description: 

This session aims to inspire dialogue around library policies and practices, in all library sectors, that support sexual and gender minorities. Session themes include the historic struggles of LGBTQ* minorities, rainbow terminology, LGBTQ* library information needs, library barriers, and access challenges for inclusive services and space. There is a powerful symbolic message in library services for LGBTQ* communities – there’s something for everyone at the library and power in the universal library message of inclusivity.
Learning objectives:

  • Understand the histories and complexities of LGBTQ* minorities
  • Understand rainbow terminology
  • Understand historical barriers and access challenges for LGBTQ* communities
  • Recognize the power of the universal library message of inclusivity
Author E-Mail: 
alvin.schrader@ualberta.ca
Conference Year: 
2017
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Presentation Topic: 
LGBTQ*