First Tuesdays

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First Tuesdays was designed as a continuing-education opportunity for staff of libraries in Washington State. This free web presentation, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., allows attendees to share their skills and successes and learn about new topics. The special-subject presentations, lasting about 60 minutes, are recorded so that others may listen at their own convenience.

Next Session

Reimagining Transgender 'Inclusion' for Libraries. June 5, 2018, 9:00 AM PACIFIC

Are you interested in increasing your understanding of transgender issues, changing your use of gendered language, and thinking about your library's policies of inclusion? This session focuses on providing a basic understanding of the rich variety of gender identities and experiences, best practices for working with transgender patrons and communities, and tips on where to begin thinking about the impact of library policies on queer and transgender people. Participants will be introduced to trans-inclusive language and basic concepts of gender and sexuality, improved services for transgender patrons, and the opportunity to move beyond basic respect and inclusion to affirmation and representation. This session is appropriate for all types of library and public service workers and will give you practical tips, tools and takeaways to improve your interactions and services for transgender patrons and co-workers. Presented by Sunny Kim, Micah Kehrein, Bean Yogi, Seattle Public Library & Reed Garber-Pearson, University of Washington.

Contact Information

Nono Burling

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Funded in part by the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) through the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).