Crystal Queer: Creating Clearly Supportive and Inclusive Libraries for Communities of All Sizes

Allie Stevens, Director, Calhoun County Library, Hampton, AR (Population served: 5,000)

Explore how libraries of all types can continue to become safer, more inclusive environments for LGBTQ+ patrons. Topics will include current statistics about the dangers LGBTQ+ young people face, handling controversy and challenges, support resources and best practices for helping LGBTQ+ patrons and families, patron privacy considerations, and collection development ethics and policy. Take-aways will include a printable resource list, reader’s advisory materials, and a recommended reading list of 2020/2021 LGBTQ+ titles for all ages.

Presentation via Google Slides

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