What It Means To Be Out: Queer, Trans, And Gender Nonconforming Identities In Library Work

ASU Author/Contributor (non-ASU co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Dr.. Ericka Patillo, Associate Dean of Libraries (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
Web Site: https://library.appstate.edu/

Abstract: Queer library workers face the decision of how and when to express their gender identities and sexual orientations at work. In what ways does being “out” in the library workplace impact our work? This coauthored chapter brings together the perspectives of two academic librarians, a current LIS grad student, and an academic library administrator to provide multiple ways of seeing the complexities of expressing gender identity and sexual orientation in the library workplace. We discuss the intersection of library values, politics, change management, patron interactions, and work environments.

Additional Information

Fisher, Z., Krueger, S., Malamud, R. G. and Patillo, E. What It Means to Be Out: Queer, Trans, and Gender Non-Conforming Identities in Library Work In Baer, A., Cahoy, E., and Schroeder, R. (Eds.) (2019). Libraries Promoting Reflective Dialogue in a Time of Political Polarization. ACRL Publications: Chicago. CC BY 4.0 license. Re-printed with permission of author(s).
Language: English
Date: 2019
academic libraries, work environment, sexual orientation, Library workplace, Queer, Trans, Gender

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