This enabled us to collect empirical data to supplement our own value judgment on the adequacy or otherwise of collections. In the post- Stonewall era, the role of libraries in providing information and services to LGBTQ individuals has been a topic of discussion among library professionals. Retrieved from " https: Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science, 3rd Edition: Figure 5 shows the number of copies of recommended titles held by participating library services.
Findings The most significant finding is that all thirty-one respondents felt that collecting LGBT materials was important and valuable.
“They Kind of Rely on the Library”: School Librarians Serving LGBT Students
Kids need, teenagers want to see themselves in the literature. As shown in table 2, a large number of checklist titles were available in e-book format titles, or Again, finding aids such as booklists or lists of online resources can help users to find the information they want. Initially, the interviews focused on inclusion of LGBT books in high school library collections. This may reflect a general lack of take-up of this format by library services; however, an investigation of this lay beyond the scope of the research. Notify me of follow-up comments by email.
Sign up to receive an email notifying you of new content at the Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults! Tashakkori and Teddlie, 3— In addition, several respondents indicated that they worked closely with teachers and guidance counselors to build an anti-bullying collection and incorporate it into the curriculum. Interviews were carried out with staff members involved in collection development at four of the participating library services, plus pilot interviewees; a total of eighteen individuals were interviewed. The goal was to recruit public high school librarians exclusively. She writes that "examining the arrangement and description of hate mail and messages, archival collecting around hate crimes, and documenting and describing queer and trans self-hatred demonstrates that hatred is a useful lens for examining and deconstructing normative power and its affective circulations and structures. David Levithan was one recently [who] came out with Two Boys Kissing.