Liz Deskins was a school librarian for thirty years, teaching at the elementary, high school, and college levels. Now retired, she is an adjunct professor for Kent State University. A past president of Buckeye Children and Teens Book Awards as well as past president of OELMA (Ohio Educational Library Media Association), Liz has also served on committees and task forces for the American Association of School Librarians and the Association for Library Service to Children. A requested presenter at conferences, Liz speaks on many topics, thanks to her lifelong passion for learning new things and sharing them with others. Her publications include Linking Picture Book Biographies to National Content Standards: 200+ Lives to Explore (Libraries Unlimited 2015); LGBTQAI+ Books for Children and Teens: Providing a Window for All, written in collaboration with Christina Dorr; and Content-Area Collaborations for Secondary Grades.
- Learning Outcomes
- About the Instructors
More LGBTQAI+ books are published each year. How should you select, display, share, and use in your library for children of all ages? Titles and suggestions will lead into online conversations. Bring your questions, ideas, and concerns and together we will attempt to resolve them.
- Gain a greater understanding of the variety of LGBTQAI+ books available for all readers.
- Understand reasoning and rationale for keeping these books accessible for all children.
- Learn ways to share and/or create programming with these titles.
- Learn ways to approach/ diffuse potential issues among stakeholders.
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