LGBTQ+ Advocacy for Libraries
NEW DATE and TIME
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 karinakilljoy.com.