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Creating a Safe and Welcoming Library for the LGBTQIA+ Community Workshop—Group Rate

Creating a Safe and Welcoming Library for the LGBTQIA+ Community Workshop—Group Rate

While completing your purchase, fill in the name and e-mail address of the group leader who will sign in to the event by clicking the "Attendees" button to the right of the item in your cart. This individual will receive an e-mail from WebEx confirming registration before the event begins. Attendees should add messenger@webex.com to their approved email sender list, so they can ensure that they receive the automatic notifications.

Price: 
$409.00
ALA Member 
$368.10
Item Number:
1541-9531
Dates: 
Day:  May 19, 2021
Time:  2:30pm to 3:30pm EDT
Day:  May 26, 2021
Time:  2:30pm to 3:30pm EDT
Delivery Method: 
Live
Duration: 
60 minutes each session, 30 minutes of Q&A after each session
Publisher: 
ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions
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Creating a Safe and Welcoming Library for the LGBTQIA+ Community Workshop
A two-part workshop, each session lasting 60 minutes on Wednesdays, May 19 and 26, 2021, 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific

As library staff, we have an obligation to ensure that our services are welcoming and inclusive to all populations. The increasing visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual, and other (LGBTQIA+) issues has many institutions striving to better serve these communities.

In this two-part workshop, Jessica Jupitus (she/they), ALA Rainbow RT Executive Board Member and member of the LGTBQIA+ community, will first provide you with informative ways on how you can create a safe and welcoming space to serve the LGBTQIA+ community; in the second session, Jupitus will show you how you can create inclusive and successful programs for the community. There will be approximately 30 minutes available after each one-hour session for open Q&A.

Session 1: Serving the LGBTQIA+ community

  • Making your physical and digital spaces welcoming for LGBTQIA+ users
  • Recommended policies and revisions for inclusion
  • Basics of collection development to support LGBTQIA+ users
  • Conversations about gender, pronouns, orientation, and why they are important in libraries
  • Developing administrative and community support for changes to specifically include LGBTQIA+ users

Session 2: Programming for the LGBTQIA+ community

  • Programs the LGBTQIA+ community want and need for a variety of ages and identities
  • Building partnerships and connecting with your community leaders
  • Strategies for addressing negative feedback
  • Ways to tie your collection into your programming
  • Idea sharing for best practices in LGBTQIA+ programming
     

While completing your purchase, fill in the name and e-mail address of the group leader who will sign in to the event by clicking the "Attendees" button to the right of the item in your cart. This individual will receive an e-mail from WebEx confirming registration before the event begins. Attendees should add messenger@webex.com to their approved email sender list, so they can ensure that they receive the automatic notifications.

Registrants, even if they miss the live session, are given access to an archive of the event for a period of 3 months from the date of the live session. The archive can be viewed at any time during this 3-month timeframe. The archive contains a video representation of the event, which includes all chat, audio, and visual material. In order to receive the archive information, please follow the instructions received upon purchase to confirm your registration in WebEx.

This is an online event hosted through WebEx. Further technical information is available at the ALA Store FAQ page.

Bulk Orders

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Jessica Jupitus

Jessica Jupitus (she/they) is the Deputy Director of Library Service for Solano County Library. She has been committed to offering programming and support for the LGBTQ+ community for her entire library career. In 2014, she was the recipient of a “Pride Award” for her work with the community and was named a Library Mover and Shaker in 2015. She has presented at libraries and conferences around the U.S. on topics like management, service for the LGBTQ+ community, emotional intelligence, and programming for folks in their 20s and 30s. Jessica is a member of the Executive Board of ALA’s Rainbow Round Table, previously served on the Over The Rainbow book list committee, and is married to the nonbinary creator of Queer MVMT.

If you have any questions about this workshop, please contact us at elsmarketing@ala.org.

At Your Service

Accommodations are offered based on user needs. For transcription or other accessibility requests, please contact us at elsmarketing@ala.org.

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