Roll out the rainbow carpet for LGBTQ patrons

Via press release

CHICAGO – Join the ALA Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) as it hosts a preconference highlighting library services to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans* and queer/questioning community.  “Rolling out the Rainbow Carpet: Serving LGBTQ Communities” will be held from 8:30 a.m. – noon on Friday, June 26, 2015 during ALA’s Annual Conference in San Francisco.

There are many challenges LGBTQ patrons face when using the library, from navigating the information landscape to finding the relevant and credible resources they need, to concerns about privacy and trust. This half-day preconference will give librarians the tools they need to support and create a safe, meaningful and welcoming environment for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer or Questioning patrons in their communities, campuses and schools.

Attendees will gain ideas and guidance from successful experts on the ground, network and connect with colleagues across institutions, organizations, and geographies, and leave inspired to initiate positive change in their institutions. Featured keynote speakers include Wick Thomas, 2014 Library Journal Mover and Shaker and Marcus Ewert, 2010 Stonewall Honor author of “10,000 Dresses.”

Registration is $100 for ALA members, $125 for non-members. GLBTRT members, ALA Division members and students are eligible for a reduced registration fee of $75.

To learn more and to register, please visit www.alaannual .org. Registration code: GLB1


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