The IFLA Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer/Questioning Users SIG (LGBTQ) is seeking proposals for papers to be presented at a session to be held at the IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Lyon, France 16-22, August 2014.

Theme: Addressing the Silence: How Libraries can Serve Their LGBTQ Users”

International discussions surrounding diversity are paramount to the library profession. One patron group that commonly is overlooked, even during these conversations, is our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) library users. Inviting professionals from around the world to discuss their local efforts in providing access and fulfilling information needs to this patron population is the initial goal of our new LGBTQ Users SIG. Not only will effective practices be conveyed, but also the importance and impact that libraries have on these populations will be discussed .

See the full call for papers on the IFLA WLIC 2014 website.