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There are many useful resources available in regard to supporting LGBTQ+ library, knowledge and information (LKI) workers, and providing services for LGBTQ+ users. We will be using this page to highlight some of them. If you have suggestions for resources to be included on this page please let us know via

General Resources

LGBTQIA Resources for library and information workers

This is a free to access list of resources. You can submit relevant resources to this list by visiting the link above and adding them there. Submissions are moderated by the webpage admins. We have also embedded this resource at the bottom of this webpage. It currently includes links to:

  • Books, articles, news items about LGBTQIA+ experiences in relation to LKI services
  • LGBTQIA+ histories
  • Reports & statistics
  • Resources to support LGBTQIA+ people, including best practice guides, glossaries, and how to be an ally

Supporting LGBTQ+ LKI Users

Libraries and the LGBTQ Community (Wikipedia article)

A history of libraries providing information and services to LGBTQ individuals.

Improving LGBTQ* provision in your library: why and how to do it (Elizabeth L. Chapman)

Why do we need to bother? Public library services for LGBTQI people (John Vincent)

Schools Out Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual book list

Transgender Needs in the Academic Library (Kai Ewing)

Developing Gender-Affirming Library Spaces, Systems, Services and Staff (Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries)

Supporting LGBTQ+ LKI Workers

LGBT People and the UK Cultural Sector: The Response of Libraries, Museums, Archives and Heritage since 1950 (John Vincent)

Recruiting and Retaining LGBTQ-identified Staff in Academic Libraries Through Ordinary Methods (Elliott Kuecker)

Being a Lesbian Librarian, Collection Development in Lesbian Librarianship, and Archives as Lesbian Spaces Shawn(ta) Smith-Cruz

Out Behind the Desk: Workplace Issues for LGBTQ Librarians (Editor: Tracy Nectoux)

What It Means To Be Out: Queer, Trans, And Gender Nonconforming Identities In Library Work (Zoe Fisher, Stephen Krueger, Robin Goodfellow Malamud, and Ericka Patillo)

Best practice, toolkits and resources for employers (Stonewall)

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