This highly interactive workshop will provide an introduction to creating transgender and gender non-conforming inclusive library spaces. Participants will learn skills applicable to library instruction, staff meetings, and other professional settings. Additional resources on transgender allyship will be provided.
Participants will be invited to move beyond superficial civility in order to discover how using chosen names and pronouns relates to pushing back against systemic oppression. In addition to learning about some of the systemic inequalities that transgender people face, participants will practice strategies for being gender inclusive.
Gilgan, Amy. (2020, June 4-5). Transgender allyship in libraries [Conference session]. California Academic & Research Libraries 2020 Conference, Online.