Kick-off LGBTQ+ History Month by learning more about Nebraska’s LGBTQ+ history and how archivists and librarians are preserving and sharing the past on next week’s NCompass Live webinar, ‘The Queer Omaha Archives: The First 5 Years’, on Wednesday, October 6 at 10am CT.
The Queer Omaha Archives in UNO Libraries’ Archives and Special Collections launched in 2016 as the first dedicated LGBTQ+ archival and book collection in Nebraska. In the collecting initiative’s first 5 years it has grown to over 80 cubic feet and 3 GB of personal papers and organizational records, 50 oral history interviews, and 3,000 books. In this session, you will be introduced to some of the archival resources available and the opportunities and challenges of the Queer Omaha Archives has encountered.
Presenter: Amy C. Schindler, Director of Archives & Special Collections, Criss Library, University of Nebraska – Omaha.
Upcoming NCompass Live shows:
- October 13 – NO NCOMPASS LIVE THIS WEEK – ENJOY NLA!
- October 20 – Libraries: Key Partners in Greater Nebraska Workforce Development
- October 27 – Pretty Sweet Tech
- November 3 – Letters About Literature
For more information, to register for NCompass Live, or to listen to recordings of past events, go to the NCompass Live webpage.
NCompass Live is broadcast live every Wednesday from 10am – 11am Central Time. Convert to your time zone on the Official U.S. Time website. The show is presented online using the GoToWebinar online meeting service. Before you attend a session, please see the NLC Online Sessions webpage for detailed information about GoToWebinar, including system requirements, firewall permissions, and equipment requirements for computer speakers and microphones.