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Alliance: connecting people and information to enhance understanding

Alliance: connecting people and information to enhance understanding

As a diverse and inclusive campus, Indiana University East is dedicated to ensuring a safe and enriching environment for all its students. We also want to support students involved in educational events that present new information in interesting and engaging ways. IU East is fortunate to have an Alliance student organization that is hosting a variety of activities March 21-24: March 21 discussion boards in all buildings March 22 3:00 pm panel discussion in Vivian, preceded by reception at 2:30 in Meijer Artway March 23 8:00-11:00 pm DJ & pizza for Gender Bender dance, in the Graf March 24 8:00 pm – Annual Drag Show, Vivian auditorium   The LGBTQS Alliance helps create awareness on campus about lesbian, gay, bisexual, … Continued
LGBT Resources

LGBT Resources

With the controversy in Indiana over State Bill 344, there’s never been a better time to learn more about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues, perspectives, and resources. And while IU East offers a lot of support, from student groups like the LGBTQS Alliance and cultural opportunities like the annual Drag Show, there’s no better place to research and learn than the library. Numerous databases have insightful and authoritative articles on any LGBT issue or interest. But several databases are even more useful, such as LGBT Studies, which includes material like films, documentaries, interviews, and archival video that explore every facet of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, including cultural, social and political changes through history. Another great choice is … Continued
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