DEI Training Series

Introduction

The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Standing Group (DEISG) identifies and coordinates training opportunities with a goal for inclusive and intersectional diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) training. The DEISG proposes different types of training to engage Alliance members wherever they are with their DEI practices. Training opportunities will address different learning styles and topic familiarity while incorporating community elements.

  • Training types: speaker/presentation, panel discussion, workshop, multiple session series
  • Learning styles: active learning, group discussion, think + write, interactive response, Q&A
  • Topics: diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging, identity (personal, community, and systems), LGBTQ+, policies and practices

FY24 Opportunities: LGBTQ+ Training Series

Live captioning will be provided at all trainings.

Trans and Gender Diverse Inclusion for Libraries

Trainer: Stephen Krueger

Date: March 5, 2024, 10:00am-12:00pm
In order to cover all content, this training will begin promptly at 10:00am.

Online Training: Registration for Alliance Members

  • Starting February 21, we’ll send registrants an email with a link to a Google Form from Stephen.
    • The Google Form is anonymous and an option for registrants to share information and questions directly with Stephen.
    • Folks who respond to Stephen’s form by February 28 will have their responses read and considered. Stephen cannot guarantee that responses sent after February 28 will be viewed.
  • All attendees will also receive resource materials.

Description: The first hour of this session is Trans 101; we’ll go over basic concepts of gender identity and how the nuances of gender vary widely between different contexts and cultures. The presentation will then cover different ways in which trans and gender diverse people express themselves, and various barriers they face. Participants will gain practical guidance on gender inclusive behavior as well as tools to continue learning.

The second hour will go over recommended practices for academic library workers on how to support trans and gender diverse patrons and employees. Trans and gender diverse inclusion is an essential element of all areas of library work; this portion of the session will demonstrate what that looks like in practice through some common examples. Resources will be shared for learning more about trans inclusion in specific aspects of library work. Time is provided for questions about particular topics or examples in both sections.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will gain a greater understanding of trans and gender diverse identities.
  • Participants will identify some of the most common issues of trans and gender diverse inclusion in libraries and library work.
  • Participants will select specific actions in their work, processes, or services to support trans and gender diverse patrons and employees.
  • Participants will learn about resources and approaches for growing their own understanding of trans and gender diverse inclusion as it relates to their work.

This training will be partially recorded: Stephen’s presentation will be recorded, but the conversation portion will not be recorded.

Trainer Bio: Stephen G. Krueger is the Affordable Course Content Librarian at the University of Kentucky. Ey holds a B.A. in English from Warren Wilson College and an M.S.L.S. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and is working on an M.A. in Arctic and Northern Studies from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Stephen is the author of Supporting Trans People in Libraries (Libraries Unlimited, 2019), co-editor (with Keahi Adolpho and Krista McCracken) of Trans and Gender Diverse Voices in Libraries (Library Juice Press, 2023), and co-author of the Trans Advice Column. Ey is also the founder of the Trans and Gender Diverse LIS Network.