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The Trans Accessible Libraries Initiative aims to remove some of the barriers transgender individuals face accessing information and to provide more equitable access to services and collections. The presenters will share their needs assessment, the collection development process, their promotion and outreach, and some best practices they learned along the way. They hope that others are inspired to adapt what they learn here to serve their local transgender community, or modify the initiative to serve other historically marginalized populations in their area.
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Julie Leuzinger (she/her/hers) received her Masters in Library Science in 2006 from the Texas Woman’s University with a focus in library management and has been working at the University of North Texas Libraries in Denton, TX since 2005. She is currently the Women’s and Gender Studies and LGBTQ Studies Subject Librarian at the University of North Texas Libraries. Her research interests include library management and library services for the transgender community. Julie is currently working on a study about workplace belonging for transgender and gender nonconforming library employees.
Coby Condrey (he/him/his) is the research support services librarian at the University of North Texas Libraries and subject librarian to the departments of psychology and technical communication. He is currently the chair of the UNT Faculty Senate Committee on the Status of LGBTQ+ Faculty. He is active in the Texas Library Association, where he routinely serves in officer and program planning roles. His research frequently focuses on government information services and resources and LGBTQ topics, among many other interests related to academic librarianship.
This class is part of the PNC-MLA Health Equity and Diversity Speaker Series.
Trans Accessible Libraries Initiative Guide