Booklist Webinar—Developing and Supporting your LGBTQ Collection

Join us Thursday, June 15 at 1 PM Central for a Booklist webinar on the importance of LGBTQ material in your library’s collection.

During the webinar, Kristin Pekoll, assistant director of ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom, will review how LGBTQ books can serve an underrepresented population and how to protect these titles from censorship, along with information about self-censorship and tools to empower librarians in their purchasing decisions.

She will be joined by Deb Sica, chair of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Round Table of the ALA and regional manager of Vallejo Libraries, Solano County Library (CA) who will speak to the essentialness of offering invisible resources to the LGBTQ community.

Finally, Booklist columnist and reviewer Michael Cart will discuss curating a core collection of LGBTQ materials.

If you are interested in learning more about the importance of offering LGBTQ materials in your library, you can register here now! If you can’t make the live webinar you can still register and a recording will be emailed to you following the webinar.

 

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