Librarians are always thinking of ways to reach more users, make the library a more welcoming environment, and provide patrons with better services. With the increasing visibility of gay, queer, transgender, and gender non-binary issues, it has been evident that more people are interested in better understanding these communities and how to offer services that are both respectful and helpful. Information on sexuality and gender identity can be hard to find, and sometimes patrons are uncomfortable asking and discussing these topics.
- Informative ways on how you can create a warm and welcoming space with visible allies to serve the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA) community and help develop your library services all at the same time
- Programming ideas for all ages
- Strategies to get your administration and community on board
Trainer: Jessica Jupitus, Sacramento Public Library
Jessica Jupitus is the Central Library Manager for the Sacramento Public Library and a member of ALA Council. She has worked in libraries for over 10 years in a variety of positions and reads voraciously. She skated with and coached the Sac City Rollers as “Lipstick Librarian” for 6 years and her number was 796.21. If you have questions about alt+library, The Library of Things, or LGBTQIA programming, feel free to get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cost: NEFLIN classes are free of charge for Florida library staff. Registration is required for all classes and NEFLIN members get priority.