October’s #auslibchat looked at services for LGBTQIA+ folk in GLAMR spaces. We chatted about collections, community and marriage equality.
Here were the questions:
Q1. Do you think GLAMR orgs are inclusive spaces for LGBTQIA+ people? Why/why not?
Q2. How can GLAMR orgs better support LGBTQIA+ library workers and patrons?
Q3. Does your GLAMR org actively collect LGBTQIA+ material? How do you promote this collection? How is it used?
Q4. Have you/your GLAMR org collaborated with any LGBTQIA+ community groups? What was the outcome?
Q5. Should GLAMR peak bodies get involved in the marriage equality debate? Why/why not?
ALGA (Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives), http://alga.org.au
Davison, Kate (2011). “Agents of social change? LGBT voices in Australian museums.” The LaTrobe Journal, no. 87. Accessed 13th September 2017, http://latrobejournal.slv.vic.gov.au/latrobejournal/issue/latrobe-87/t1-g-t13.html
Critlib Twitter chat: “queer communities in academic libraries” (6th June 2017), http://critlib.org/queer-communities-in-academic-libraries/