LGBTQIA+ Services (3/10/2017)

October’s #auslibchat looked at services for LGBTQIA+ folk in GLAMR spaces. We chatted about collections, community and marriage equality.

Missed the chat? Catch up with the Storify here.

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? 

Related resources:

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/

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