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How to Build LGTBQIA+ Centered Spaces, Programs and Services

Thursday, November 10

Thursdays, November 10, 17, and December 1, 2022.

Create a more equitable and affirming space for everyone by learning how to build LGBTQIA+ centered programs and practices; and by learning the unique needs, challenges, and opportunities of the LGBTQ+ community.

Research shows that programs, partnerships, practices, and curricula that center LGBTQ+ people benefit heterosexual and cisgender people, too. This course will teach you how to navigate difficult conversations and advocate for LGBTQ+ people, books, and programs, even and especially in the face of censorship challenges. You will also learn how to develop robust LGBTQ-centered programs and instruction alongside strategies for building connections with your local queer community.

You’ll complete workshop assignments over 3+ weeks in an interactive online classroom environment with personal coaching from an expert in the field. In addition, you’ll have access to our foundational bonus content—rich supporting materials you can explore at your own pace, including a series of webinars from Library Journal and School Library Journal contributors, readings, activities, and videos.

Our transformational online courses have given thousands of librarians the tools and vision for meaningful change. The live sessions run on Thursdays, November 10, 17, and December 1, 2022 from approximately 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. PT (recorded for on-demand viewing) with an ongoing facilitator-led workshop over 3 weeks. Don’t miss this opportunity!

Learning Outcomes

After you attend this interactive online course and workshop, you’ll be able to:

  • Understand and implement the differences between inclusive and affirming programs
  • Make yourself visible as an LGBTQIA+ advocate and ally
  • Establish queer affirming outreach programs and practices
  • Build and maintain authentic, non-transactional relationships with LGBTQIA+ communities and organizations
  • Create trans and gender nonconforming programs, spaces, and services
  • Advocate for LGBTQIA+ representation in materials and services
  • Manage censorship challenges that might arise in your library or classroom
  • Understand the tenets of queer theory and how it can be applied to your everyday work
  • Reimagine and revise your programs and services from a queer perspective to better serve your entire communities

See more workshop information here.

CALL-SPONSORED: CALL is offering a limited number of free seats to California library staff in this Library Journal course. Please register above for one of these no-cost seats. In order to gain the most impact from learning events sponsored by the CALL grant we ask that all participants engage fully (attend, participate, discuss and share). If you are unable or not willing to agree to this, please be kind and leave a seat for someone else. Thank you for supporting CALL!


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