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Transgender Inclusion in Libraries
March 25, 2019 – 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Pacific Time
Are you interested in increasing your understanding of transgender issues, changing your use of gendered language, and thinking about how to implement policies of inclusion? This webcast will share 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. Participants will be introduced to trans-inclusive language and basic concepts of gender and sexuality, improved services for transgender patrons, and the opportunity to move beyond basic respect and inclusion to affirmation and representation. This session is appropriate for individuals interested in all types of librarianship and will give practical tips, tools and takeaways to improve interactions and services for transgender patrons and co-workers. Guest speakers are Bean Yogi, Micah Kehrein, Reed Garber-Pearson, and Sunny Kim.


Diversity in the Context of Free Speech

The Right To Speak – Should all speech, even the most offensive, be allowed on college campuses? And is hearing from those we deeply disagree with … worth it? Check out this NPR program highlighting TEDTalks speakers exploring the debate over free speech.

2018 Diverse Summer Reading List for Grades PreK-8 from Lee & Low Books

Open to All: Serving the GLBT Community in Your Library. A toolkit from the American Library Association Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table. Additional professional tools available from the GLBTRT.

Do you have a multicultural or diversity event coming up?
We would love to hear about it and showcase it here. Contact one of our officers.

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Around the Salt Lake Valley, check out the Salt Lake County Office of Diversity community calendar. 

Officers 2019-2020

  • Chair: Vacant
  • Vice-Chair: Vacant
  • Secretary: Vacant
  • Webmaster: Juan Tomás Lee, Utah State Library Division
  • Members-at-large:
    • Vacant

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