Everyone Included Part 2: LGBTQIA+

Everyone Included Part 2: LGBTQIA+

This is a free workshop taking place at Wallingford Public Library, 200 North Main St., Wallingford, CT. Registration is required. 


9:30-10:00    Coffee & Welcome

10:00-12:00    Robin McHaelen, Executive Director of True Colors, Inc. 
Libraries are a place where children’s imaginations take flight. Books, programming, and activities launch possibility into motion. Children are free to dream big dreams of who they can become in the world.  That magic happens in part because children seem themselves reflected in the images and stories around them.  But what about the LGBTQ youth and families your library serves? Do they see themselves in your stories and on your shelves?
In addition to covering the basics (terms and definitions), this 2 hour workshop will explore teaching tips and strategies for inclusivity, offer participants the opportunity to share ideas for increasing awareness and empathy, and provide a short list of some of the best resources in books and videos.

12:00-1:00    Lunch is provided

1:00-2:30    Panel of Librarians and Authors
    Mary Richardson, Adult Services Librarian 
    Scott Brill, Library Circulation Supervisor
    Sarah Prager, author of Queer, There and Everywhere
    Sarah N. Campbell, Research Librarian & Adjunct Faculty, Johnson & Wales University 

2:30-2:45    Break

2:45-3:45        Philip Modeen, New Haven Public Library
Drag Queen Storytimes, Safe Spaces Programming for LGBTQ+ Teens, great partnerships with LGBTQ+ organizations and more!

3:45-4:00    Final Thoughts, Wrap up

Wednesday, October 24, 2018
9:30am - 4:30pm
Wallingford Public Library
DLD Special Program
Registration has closed.

To register for a DLD workshop or webinar, you must be a current staff member, Friend, or Board Member/Trustee of a library in CT. If you are an unemployed librarian in CT, please contact Gail Hurley (gail.hurley@ct.gov or 860-704-2222) to register.

Cancellation Policy

If you cannot attend a workshop you have registered for, please remember to cancel at least 3 days in advance so we can give your spot to someone else. You can cancel via the link in your confirmation email, or by contacting Gail Hurley gail.hurley@ct.gov | (860) 704-2222.

Those who miss (without cancelling) 3 events within a 6-month period will be placed on the waiting list when registering for future events. Be sure to sign in when you arrive for any workshop.

Inclement Weather Policy

For all in-person workshops offered by the CT State Library, Division of Library Development:

If the public schools in the town where the workshop is to be held close due to weather, the workshop will be canceled. If the schools have a delay, the workshop will go on as scheduled.

For the most up-to-date information, call us at 860-704-2200.

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Continuing Education workshops and the professional development collection are funded in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Connecticut State Library.