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LGBTQ+ Users Special Interest Group resource repository

15 March 2024

    The LGBTQ Users group is aimed at professionals in libraries and documentation centers to strengthen their skills in addressing LGBTQ+ users information needs. It thus creates tools to enhance professional practice and inspire the community. Among them, a repository has been set up to help librarians build LGBTQ+ collections by easily locate places where to find reliable resources. The document is a work in progress and is intended to be participatory. We hope for collective goodwill to identify relevant resources: professional blogs, bookstores, specialized social media libraries, working groups in professional associations in as many languages as possible... Also, if you are aware of a rich and interesting resource , do not hesitate to send it to us so that we can enrich this directory!

    Library ethics and access

    20 December 2023

      Libraries and their staff increasingly find themselves navigating challenges related to intellectual freedom, censorship, and intolerance towards diverse perspectives, especially evident in instances of LGBTQ+ book bans and restrictions on library programs. The IFLA Code of Ethics for Librarians and other Information Professionals underscores the librarian's duty to provide unrestricted access to information, promote inclusivity, and eliminate discrimination, emphasizing equal rights for all, irrespective of various characteristics.

      IFLA LGBTQ Users SIG CFP 2017: Intersectionality

      19 January 2017

        For IFLA WLIC 2017 (19-25 Aug 2017) we’ve chosen intersectionality as the theme of our program. The LGBTQ Users SIG seeks submissions from scholars and practitioners that address the ways in which libraries can provide access to information relating to LGBTQ+ lives as they intersect with the lived experiences of other identities.