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Friday, November 2 • 9:00am - 9:50am
Checking Out the LGBT+

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The LGBT+ community is a rapidly developing community full of changes in language and orientations that even those within the community may not be familiar with. How can a library support such a fast-paced community without providing dated or even sometimes offensive information? In the past, Spiva Library has created a new collection and a libguide for the community in support of the collection. This year I joined the campus program of MSSU Safe Spaces. In doing so, I reviewed their website and found updated information and tools for our LGBT+ patrons. I realized where a library could fall short due to the limitations of our own understanding. As I worked on the Safe Zone website, I realized there are many orientations and LGBT+ issues that are not as obvious such as gender identity, pansexuality, and sexuality vs. orientation. In this presentation, I will encompass how the library can be a good ally to the LGBT+ community and how to find information and materials about all orientations.

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Kayla Reed

Systems Librarian, MSSU

Friday November 2, 2018 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
J.W. Jones Student Union, Boardroom

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