Year of Learning

United in Diversity | Unidos en la Diversidad

In the 12 months leading up to ULA’s 2022 Annual Conference, the State Library is proud to partner with ULA and DSRT to present a year long curriculum on the conference theme “United in Diversity | Unidos en la Diversidad.” Each month will highlight a new focus area, with opportunities for Utah library professionals to learn, interact, and take action.

April 2022 | Create a Welcoming Environment for LGBTQ+ Patrons and Staff


LGBTQ+ Welcoming Environments Playlist


Create a Welcoming Environment for LGBTQ+ Patrons and Staff

During the month of April, take some time to watch the playlist by the Children Youth and Families Department of New Mexico. The playlist includes two recordings, "I am me: Understanding the Intersections of Gender, Sexuality and Identity and Allyship in Action: Creating a welcoming environment for LGBTQ+ Youth in your Organization."

These webinars teach learners how to be allies for LGBTQ+ youth and some of the challenges they face. The webinars will also focus on how library staff can work to be more supportive of the LGBTQ+ community.


Thu, April 28, 2022

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Register for Discussion


Once a month, a knowledgeable moderator will guide a Zoom meetup for ULA members on the current month's topic.

At this meetup, we'll be discussing what we've learned about creating welcoming spaces for LGBTQ+ staff and patrons.

All year long, ULA members are invited to participate in an open, ongoing discussion in the #edi channel in ULA's Slack workspace. Ask questions, share thoughts, and record your participation in the monthly Take Action challenge. Join the discussion.


Services for Members of the LGBTQ+ Community

LGBTQ Collections | Library of Congress

Providing Safe Spaces for LGBTQ Youth


Create more welcoming spaces in your library.

Challenge: Do one thing that creates a welcoming environment for LGBTQ+ staff and patrons in your community now.

Post about what you did in the Slack discussion.


Rachel Lenahan
 801-715-6776 or 800-662-9150 (Utah Toll-Free)