LGBTQ Users Special Interest Group
Sponsored by: Acquisition and Collection Development Section
The goal of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning (LGBTQ+) special interest group is to adress the information needs of LGBTQ+ community members related to library services, programs or collections.
To raise awareness of specific issues in professional knowledge about LGBTQ+ lives, we provide opportunities to engage in discussions about this often invisible user group in libraries, and offer tools to librarians and library staff who are considering the legal environment of where they live.
We also highlight the supporting role of libraries in building one’s identity and capacity. By creating access to collections, safe spaces and services, we support LGBTQ+ community members as they question, construct and affirm who they are and who they wish to be
For non-LGBTQ+ people, this SIG is a means to encourage meetings and conversations, by encouraging the expression of individuals, so everyone can develop their own opinion, citizens can act and re-enter the public debate, and libraries can play a positive political role, which is more than necessary in our societies today.
To join the LGBTQ SIG or for questions, comments or suggestions, , you can contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or reach on via the following community links :
Last update: 17 August 2020