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LGBT Sources

LGBT Sources

June is National LGBT Pride Month in remembrance of the Stonewall riots in June 1969, the beginning of the modern gay liberation movement. IU East has always taken an interest in nurturing and empowering our gay students (and their straight allies) – the LGBTQS Alliance is one of our most popular organizations, and many university employees have Safe Zone training, offering a supportive and affirming place for LGBT students to discuss any issue that weighs on them. And the library has reliable resources to learn about LGBT history or the issues facing the homosexual community today. We have resources for any interest or age group. For scholarly needs, databases like LGBT Studies are great starting points, including sources like films, … Continued
Pride in the Library

Pride in the Library

Library collections are vibrant — continually changing and growing.  We enhance the Library collection at IU East with the primary purpose to provide you with reliable and current resources relevant to curricular and research needs.  Electronic resources and databases continue to increase in relevance and usefulness, offering millions of journal articles, encyclopedias, videos, e-books, and more at the touch of a button.   A new resource that has become available is LGBT Thought and Culture.  IU East has a trial period through the end of August to evaluate it.  It includes the key works of the LGBT movement, both political and social, through the last two centuries.  It includes both primary sources such as letters, speeches, and interviews; and secondary … Continued
LGBTQ Youth Literature

LGBTQ Youth Literature

Choosing a topic for my end of semester L390 Children’s Literature paper was a process of exploration. I chose to compare and contrast picture books with a common theme. I wanted a theme that dealt with current events so I focused on the 2012 elections.  With 3 additional States and the District of Columbia legalizing Gay Marriage (for a total of 9 states, http://gaymarriage.procon.org), I decided to examine children’s books that feature children with gay parents. So I turned to the IU East Library children’s book collection.  I located four books that were stories about gay parents: Daddy’s Roommate, Heather has Two Mommies, Gloria goes to Gay Pride, and And Tango Makes Three. A librarian also directed me to an … Continued
The Library is a Safe Zone

The Library is a Safe Zone

 The IU East Campus has recognized the need for “Safe Zone” training. The Safe Zone program was created to address the needs of lgbtq students and their allies. Workshops are led by Aimee Prater, lecturer of psychology. Participants who complete the training sign a pledge to be positive, supportive, and affirming of the LGBTQ community.  These faculty and staff are available to provide a safe space for listening to concerns and experiences that lgbtq individuals may not feel comfortable sharing in another setting.   You will find several staff members in the IU East Campus Library with a “Safe Zone” decal on their office doors. You will also see the decal on the front door of our library. We welcome all to … Continued