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Wednesday, June 8 • 11:30am - 12:00pm
Libraries "coming out" in support of LGBTQIA+ human rights and social justice

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Presentation to be based on my chapter from this book: Perspectives on Libraries as Institutions of Human Rights and Social Justice; Edition: Vol. 41; Chapter: 8; Publisher: Emerald; Editors: Ursula Gorham, Natalie Green Taylor, Paul T. Jaeger.

My chapter: Libraries "coming out" in support of LGBTQIA+ human rights and social justice

Summary from abstract for chapter: Exploring the relationship between LGBTQIA+ human rights and libraries. Methodology/approach - Framed around the Williams Institute report Public Attitudes toward Homosexuality and Gay Rights across Time and Countries (2014), and incorporating aspects of queer theory. A look at some of the literature discussing libraries and the LGBTQIA+ community.  Examples of activities libraries are engaging in to support LGBTQIA+ rights.

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Peggy McEachreon BA MA MLIS

Policy Coordinator, Horizon Health Network
After completing an MLIS degree at Western in 2012 and then working in academic and public libraries, Peggy transitioned to the healthcare industry and has since held roles in medical libraries, medical records and risk management.

Wednesday June 8, 2022 11:30am - 12:00pm ADT