This webinar will discuss some of the motivations behind censorship and book banning in America. We will discuss the impact of moral belief and organized thinking on efforts to remove materials from schools and public libraries, as well as historic examples of tactics being used today. We’ll also examine the difficulties in having conversations from two very drastic viewpoints and obstacles to reach a common understanding. Participants will gain a better understanding of the historic underpinnings of today’s attacks on materials related to the LGBTQ+ and BIPOC experiences.
How can libraries become trans-inclusive workplaces? In this one-hour webinar, Stephen Krueger will provide information on best practices for trans inclusion for library employees. It will include example scenarios, suggested language, and time for questions.
Kathleen Hobson-Bond, Pride Alliance Director at the University of North Texas, discusses the best practices for serving your LGBTQ communities. Learn how to better understand the needs of your LGBTQ patrons and learn how to provide more inclusive services.
Reflective Images: A Kaleidoscope of Change and Impact of the LGBTQ+ Community is a multitiered programming initiative on LGBTQ+ history and culture. Programming will cover overarching themes of civil rights, intersectionality within LGBTQ+, and cultural history.
This session focuses on providing a basic understanding of the rich variety of gender identities and experiences, best practices for working with transgender patrons and communities, and tips on where to begin thinking about the impact of library policies on queer and transgender people.
Does your library serve LGBTQ+ youth or rainbow families in your community? Are your library programs inclusive of these patrons? Where can you find award-winning and quality children’s and YA materials with LGBTQ+ content? This 1.5-hour webinar explores how librarians can welcome and best serve rainbow families.
The Safe Zone Project is a free online resource for powerful, effective LGBTQ awareness and ally training workshops. They provide you curricula, activities, train-the-trainer planning, and tips to help you and your team become all-stars.
This panel discussion on gender identity featured the voices of local gender nonconforming individuals and a local healthcare provider. Themoderator was Cira Abiseid from the University of Arkansas. Panelists are Dr. Stephanie Ho from VECTOR Health & Wellness, and Dr. Asher Morgan and Dr. Ren Pepitone from the University of Arkansas.
Pronouns.org is a practical resource dedicated to the empowering and inclusive use of personal pronouns in the English language. This website will help you understand why and how to use the pronouns someone goes by. In particular, we are focusing on pronouns used to refer to a singular human in the third person.
Rainbow Round Table (RRT) of the American Library Association is committed to serving the information needs of the LGBTQIA+ professional library community, and the LGBTQIA+ information and access needs of individuals at large.