LGBTQ+ Librarianship in the 21st Century: Emerging Directions of Advocacy and Community Engagement in Diverse Information Environments Vol: 45

Bharat Mehra
The University of Tennessee, USA


Product Details
Format:
Hardback
ISBN:
9781787564749
Published:
01 May 2019
Publisher:
Emerald Publishing Limited
Dimensions:
328 pages - 152 x 229mm
Series:
Advances in Librarianship
Libraries are at the heart of many of the communities they serve. Increasingly, it is important for them to adjust to serve minority groups, including LGBTQ+ communities. This collection presents original scholarship on the emerging directions of advocacy and community engagement in LGBTQ+ librarianship. 
With contributions from library and information professionals, this volume explores how librarians and library professionals can embrace a more proactive role as social justice advocates, and help promote fairness, justice, equality, equity, and activism on behalf of LGBTQ+ people. Starting within the library space, the volume offers an introduction to terminology and resources around LGBTQ+ information, before moving on to explore examples of how LGBTQ+ librarianship can adopt innovative approaches to better serve their patrons in select settings around the world. Including case studies on health services, historical archives, and LGBTQ+ homelessness, this collection dispels misperceptions and myths surrounding social justice research and is vital for any researcher or practitioner interested in supporting evolving communities.
Preface; Jessa Lingel 
Part I: EMERGING SCOPE  
1. Introduction; Bharat Mehra 
2. What is "LGBTQ+" Information? Interdisciplinary Connections; Bharat Mehra 
3. LGBTQ+ Terminology, Scenarios and Strategies, and Relevant Web-Based Resources in the 21st Century: A Glimpse; Donna Braquet 
Part II: NEW ROLES AND NEW TECHNOLOGIES FOR THE 21ST CENTURY LIBRARIAN 
4. Health Sciences Librarians in the Field: Pioneers for LGBTQ+ Health; Gregg A. Stevens, Tony Nguyen, Martin Morris, and Emily Vardell 
5. Archiving History and the Educational Mission in Chicago's The Legacy Project: Challenges and Opportunities for LIS; Gabriel Gomez  
6. Coming Out of the Closet: Librarian Advocacy to Advance LGBTQ+ Wikipedia Engagement; Rachel Wexelbaum 
Part III: RECOGNIZING THE NEEDS OF EMERGING COMMUNITIES 
7. Finding the "B" in LGBTQ+: Collections and Practices that Support the Bisexual and Pansexual Communities; Melinda F. Brown and Deborah L. Lilton 
8. Lines of Sight and Knowledge: Possibilities and Actualities of Trans and Gender Non-Conforming Youth in the Library; Jeanie Austin 
9. The Role of Public Libraries in the Lives of LGBTQ+ Youth Experiencing Homelessness; Julie Ann Winkelstein
Part IV: CREATING COMMUNITIES COMING TOGETHER 
10. Beyond Dewey: Creating an LGBTQ+ Classification System at the LGBTQ Center of Durham; Kai Ewing and LGBTQ Center of Durham
11. Bringing the Trans and the Local Community Together: The 'Trans Identities and Gender' Project; Eric Sancho Brú, Ian Bermúdez Raventós, Paul McIntyre
Part V: LOOKING AHEAD: EMERGING QUESTIONS 
12. Moving into the Mainstream: Is That Somewhere We Want to Go in the United Kingdom?; John Vincent
Bharat Mehra is EBSCO Endowed Chair in Social Justice, and Professor in the School of Library and Information Studies at the University of Alabama. His research promotes diversity and social justice through information and communication technologies to empower minority and underserved populations to make meaningful changes in their everyday lives.

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