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
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.