Inclusive Libraries: Creating Safe Spaces for LGBTQ+ Patrons

Written by on May 14, 2024

Explores best practices for creating an affirming space for LGBTQ+ patrons in libraries, with a focus on inclusive program development. This session covers key topics such as affirming terminology, gender identity, and the current experiences of LGBTQ+ individuals. It delves into real-world scenarios to enhance understanding and foster a welcoming library environment. (1.5 Hours)

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn and apply strategies, including policy and practice changes, to create an affirming and inclusive library environment for LGBTQ+ patrons.
  2. Understand current LGBTQ+ terminology and concepts of gender identity.
  3. Gain insights into the challenges and experiences of LGBTQ+ individuals and access helpful resources.


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