Rolling out the Rainbow Carpet: Serving LGBTQ Communities

Friday, June 26, 2015 -
8:30am to 12:00pm

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Libraries are well situated to meet the needs of their lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans* and queer/questioning individuals, as well as supporting their families and allies. This half day conference will provide participants with a forum to discuss programming, collection development and outreach efforts that help librarians show these unique populations that they're welcome in our libraries. Each topic forum will be facilitated by librarians who have had great success in these areas and allow for participants to take home ideas and inspiration to apply to their own library. Sponsored by the ALA Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Round Table and co-sponsored by the YALSA and ACRL WGSS.

Registration: If you are a member of GLBTRT, a division member, or a student, use special code GLB2015 to receive the price of $75. ALA members without GLBTRT or division membership $100/Non-members $125.

Presenters include:

Marcus Ewert, Author of 10 000 Dresses.
Wick Thomas, Teen Services Librarian for the Plaza Library in Kansas city, MO.
Donna Braquet, Associate Professor and Biology Librarian at the University of Tennessee.
Tami Albin, Associate Librarian at the University of Kansas in the center for Faculty/Staff Initiatives and Engagement.
Jessica Zaker, Central Branch Manager for the Sacramento Public Library.
Karen Sundheim, Program Manager for the James C. Hormel LGBT Center of San Francisco Public Library.
Bleue Benton, Collection Manager at Oak Park Public Library.
Martin Garnar, Head of Reference and Instruction for the Dayton Memorial Library at Regis University.
Robert B. Ridinger, Full Professor in the University Libraries at Northern Illinois University.
Joy Millam, Teacher Librarian at Velencia (CA) High School.

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Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - 9:41am PDT
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