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#uklibchat Mon 3rd August – The Future of Cataloguing

We are delighted to be joined by CILIP Cataloguing and Indexing Group for a special session about one of the oldest skills of library and info work, but we are … Continue reading

July 18, 2020 · Leave a comment

#uklibchat summary 6 July – Support and inclusion for LGBTQ+ people in libraries

Thank you to everyone who joined us yesterday for our chat on support and inclusion for LGBTQ+ people in libraries. The tweets from last night’s lively, and hopefully useful discussion … Continue reading

July 7, 2020 · Leave a comment

The fight is far from over

Misinformation and falsehoods about trans people are rife, and libraries can do a lot to set the record straight, as well as undertaking the important work of supporting their LGBTQ+ users.

June 24, 2020 · 1 Comment

Section 28

Libraries and LGBTQ+ provision survived – but, as I’ve said regularly, the legacy of Section 28 continues … I still meet library staff who think it may be in force, or that they should not promote LGBTQ+ library materials, and there is still a lot of work to be done to ensure that all library workers know that Section 28 is no longer in force.

June 24, 2020 · 2 Comments

LGBTQ+ representation and support in libraries – #uklibchat on 6th July 2020

Join us and members of the recently formed CILIP LGBTQ+ Steering Committee to discuss the state of LGBTQ+ provision, inclusion and representation in libraries today.

June 11, 2020 · Leave a comment

The long shadow of Section 28

Libraries are well-positioned to offer young people of all sexual orientations literature that introduces them to relatable role models similar and different to themselves and that offers isolated LGBTQ+ youths literary role models through which they can safely explore their own identity.

June 11, 2020 · 3 Comments

#uklibchat summary 1st June – libraries after lockdown

As the coronavirus pandemic continues, library workers from the UK and beyond got together on Monday evening to consider what a library service might look like after lockdown, and how … Continue reading

June 4, 2020 · Leave a comment

#uklibchat 1st June – libraries after lockdown

As the coronavirus pandemic continues, countries and library workers are considering what a physical library service (if any) will look like in the future. What are libraries across all sectors … Continue reading

May 18, 2020 · Leave a comment