LGBTQIA+ Inclusive Children's Librarianship: Policies, Programs, and Practices

by
Lucy Santos Greenauthor
Jenna Spieringauthor
Vanessa Lynn Kitzieauthor
Julia Erlangerauthor
LGBTQIA+ Inclusive Children's Librarianship: Policies, Programs, and Practices

20220531

Libraries Unlimited

Pages 152
Topics Author Visits;Book Clubs;Communication Materials;Community Protest;Displays;Family Programming;Hypervisibility;Internet Filtering;Intersectionality;Instructional Partnerships;LGBTQIA+ Terminology;Meeting Spaces;Patron Records;Privacy;Professional Developent;Readers Advisory;Restrooms;Self-censorship;Storytimes;Verbal Interactions

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LGBTQIA+ Inclusive Children's Librarianship: Policies, Programs, and Practices

Author(s): Green, Lucy; Spiering, Jenna; Kitzie, Vanessa; Erlanger, Julia;
Contributors: Green, Lucy; Spiering, Jenna; Kitzie, Vanessa; Erlanger, Julia;
Abstract:

This book breaks new ground, offering school and public librarians serving children in grades K–8 a roadmap for implementing and upholding queer-inclusive programs, policies, and services.

School and public librarians are serving ever greater numbers of LGBTQIA+ children and families. Transgender children may begin to express a strong sense of gender identity as early as 2–3 years of age. Children are also identifying as gay much sooner than earlier generations—often between the ages of 7 and 12. Additionally, more children than ever before are living with LGBTQIA+ caregivers.

In seeking to make our programs and services inclusive and equitable for these growing populations, librarians may court controversy and face community backlash from patrons who feel queer-inclusive content is inappropriate for young children. This book codifies a set of best practices for librarians as they rise to this challenge, defining queer-inclusive programs, identifying potential barriers to implementation, and offering strategies and resources to overcome them.


  • Focuses on inclusive library programs and services for children in grades K–8, not teens or adults
  • Pushes librarians to see beyond the collection when considering young LGBTQIA+ patrons' needs
  • Guides librarians through the process of adapting their existing services and practices for greater inclusivity
  • Equips librarians to confront community pushback against inclusive children's programming

SortTitle: lgbtqia+ inclusive children's librarianship: policies, programs, and practices
Keyword(s): Author Visits; Book Clubs; Communication Materials; Community Protest; Displays; Family Programming; Hypervisibility; Internet Filtering; Intersectionality; Instructional Partnerships; LGBTQIA+ Terminology; Meeting Spaces; Patron Records; Privacy; Professional Developent; Readers Advisory; Restrooms; Self-censorship; Storytimes; Verbal Interactions
Author Info:
Lucy Santos Greenauthor
Jenna Spieringauthor
Vanessa Lynn Kitzieauthor
Julia Erlangerauthor
eISBN-13: 9781440876783
Cover Image URL: ~~FreeAttachments/9781440876783.jpg
Print ISBN-13: 9781440876776
Imprint: Libraries Unlimited
Pages: 152
Publication Date: 20220531