LGBTQ+ librarianship in the 21st century : emerging directions of advocacy and community engagement in diverse information environments / Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (or questioning) edited by Bharat Mehra. - 1 online resource (xviii, 305 pages). - Advances in librarianship, volume 45 0065-2830 ; .

Includes index.

Prelims -- Part I: Emerging scope -- Introduction -- Chapter 1: What is "LGBTQ+" information? Interdisciplinary connections -- Chapter 2: LGBTQ+ terminology, scenarios and strategies, and relevant web-based resources in the 21st century: a glimpse -- Part II: New roles and new technologies for the 21st century librarian -- Chapter 3: Health sciences librarians in the field: pioneers for LGBTQ+ health -- Chapter 4: Archiving history and the educational mission in Chicago's the legacy project: challenges and opportunities for LIS -- Chapter 5: Coming out of the closet: librarian advocacy to advance LGBTQ+ wikipedia engagement -- Part III: Recognizing the needs of emerging communities -- Chapter 6: Finding the "b" in LGBTQ+: collections and practices that support the bisexual and pansexual communities -- Chapter 7: Lines of sight and knowledge: possibilities and actualities of transgender and gender non-conforming youth in the library -- Chapter 8: The role of public libraries in the lives of LGBTQ+ youth experiencing homelessness -- Part IV: Creating communities coming together -- Chapter 9: Beyond Dewey: creating an LGBTQ+ classification system at the LGBTQ Center of Durham -- Chapter 10: Bringing the trans and local community together: the "trans identities and gender" project -- Part V: Looking ahead: Emerging questions -- Chapter 11: Moving into the mainstream: is that somewhere we want to go in the United Kingdom? -- Index.

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.

9781787564732 (e-book)

Libraries and gays.
Libraries and lesbians.
Human rights advocacy.
Language Arts & Disciplines--Library & Information Science--Administration & Management.
Library & information sciences.

Z711.92.G37 / L43 2019