LGBTQ+ Advocacy for Librarians

Jul 13, 2020 10:00am -
Jul 13, 2020 11:00am

Event Description

LGBTQ+ Advocacy for Libraries

Monday, July 13, 2020
10:00 am - 11:00 am EST

LGBTQ+ communities have unique information needs. This webinar will explore how library workers and librarians can better serve and advocate for our LGBTQ+ patrons. We will discuss best practices, pronouns, and how to create more inclusive libraries.

Participants will be able to:

  • Identify the unique information needs of LGBTQ+ communities.
  • Describe best practices as they relate to serving LGBTQ+ patrons.
  • Consider how we can be better advocates for our LGBTQ+ communities.

Presenter: Karina Hagelin

Karina Hagelin is a disabled, queer femme, artist, community organizer, and librarian currently based in Ithaca, New York where they work at Cornell University as an Outreach and Instruction Librarian. They are also a First-Year Academic Librarian blogger for the ACRLog.

As an artist, their work is grounded in radical vulnerability, queer femme magic, survivor solidarity, healing justice, and gossip as a site of resistance.  They are passionate about fatshion, critical librarianship, cats, and queer zines. Their research interests include American Studies, harm reduction, critical disability studies, queer theory, and zines / zine librarianship.

You can find out more about their work at

Event Type:Training
Early registration ends on May 06, 2020.
Regular registration starts on May 07, 2020 and ends on Jul 08, 2020.
Late registration starts on Jul 09, 2020.
(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)