NELA/RILA Joint 2018 Conference

21st to 23rd October, 2018


21st to 23rd October, 2018 07:00 am - 09:00 pm

Website: NELA/RILA Joint 2018 Conference


Crowne Plaza Warwick, RI
801 Greenwich Ave
Warwick, RI 02886
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October 23, 2018, 11:00 am

Queering The Library: How to Better Serve LGBTQIA+ Patrons At Your Library


Every community, no matter how large or small, how urban or rural, has queer people in it. Because of this it's important for libraries to ensure they are providing equitable service to this traditionally underserved population. This panel will aim to teach attendees why this topic is important for libraries to consider and how to better provide services to our queer patrons with concrete examples based on the panelists’ experiences. We’ll cover topics including programming, collection development, customer service, and other accommodations that can help create a more welcoming environment for queer patrons of all ages.

Hall: Rotunda Track: Diversity and Inclusion and Community Type: