The American Library Association’s Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services recently created an online toolkit of news coverage, literature, best practices, and other resources intended for library professionals to use in their daily and strategic work.
The #LibrariesRespond website was recently highlighted by the Association of College and Research Libraries publication, ACRL Insider: (http://www.acrl.ala.org/acrlinsider/archives/13310). This nationally available resource features a conference paper written by WWU professor, Rebecca M. Marrall, “Developing Best Practices for Serving Transgender Patrons at Academic Library Service Points,” which is featured as a resource in the “Protections for Our Nation’s Transgender Students” section of the new site.
Marrall is the Discovery Services librarian, associate professor, and the head of the Resource Discovery Unit at Western Washington University Libraries. Her research interests are inclusive learning spaces; user experience in libraries; and electronic accessibility of library spaces. She co-edited the open access text, "The Research Process: Strategies for Undergraduate Students" (Available here: http://cedar.wwu.edu/research_process/ ). Her preferred pronouns are she / her / hers.
For more information, please see: http://www.ala.org/advocacy/diversity/libraries-respond, (#LibrariesRespond).