Transgender Inclusion in Libraries - Shared screen with speaker view
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FYI I have another staff member who is trying to get on and she’s getting an error message that we are at capacity (100)
Here are some resources for folks who just joined us. The slides are linked to this resource list as well: https://tinyurl.com/SJSU-TransResources
And feel free to pose questions to us in chat during the session!
Feels so good to see so many other they/thems :)
I agree, MichelleNolan!! :D
I don't see the slides on the resources right off. Are they there or will they be made available? Thanks!
Does anyone else see a black, vertical rectangle with the participants’ names on the right of the screen? I can’t get rid of it so I can see the whole slide.
they're under the "Workshop Materials" heading in the table of contents or at this link directly: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1NV4QdQrH1vKy_wUcojm2WMICZEJGtdmj-zyXnSh5_j4/edit?usp=sharing
kristina, if you hover the mouse over it, on the top left can you see like the underscore to minimize it?
This session is being recorded and closed captioned. It will be made available on our on demand webcast page within a few weeks in case you would like to share or someone was unable to attend: https://ischool.sjsu.edu/demand-webcasts
my information community to study in Info 200 is transgender youth. I’m finding lots of studies on FTM & MTF, but not much on non-binary.
Yes, Lauri, I discovered an unfortunate lack of resources on nonbinary when I was doing my own INFO 200 info community paper, although I looked at the broader queer community.
Hey Lauri, we do have some resources on non-binary youth, well follow up with some and put some in the resources list
How do we know which pronouns to use for our patrons or coworkers? It is tricky to just ask...
good question! we’ll get to that soon with some suggestions for gender neutral language and ways to ask for pronouns in a more natural way
If they feel safe with you, they'll tell you. Otherwise, it's best not to ask so as to avoid outing people.
I asked a coworker and they seemed to appreciate being asked
That really helped regarding introductions! Thanks for including that info. 😊
Lauri- to add to the ideas just shared, seeing cisgender coworkers listing their pronouns in their email signatures let me know I was in a space with a precedent of gender literacy and that I could share the pronouns I use.
If you’re asking somebody their pronouns, it’s often really great to start by sharing your own too
Cis folks sharing pronouns is so helpful for normalizing the practice, otherwise it leaves the cultural shifts to trans and non binary folks, which is really challenging
I loved this comic and maybe library staff can read together. A Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns. https://www.amazon.com/Quick-Easy-Guide-They-Pronouns/dp/1620104997/ref=sr_1_fkmrnull_1?keywords=comic+on+gender+pronouns&qid=1553535516&s=gateway&sr=8-1-fkmrnull
calling people in
In just a moment, we’ll respond to your questions or ideas — feel free to type them into chat, if there’s anything you’d like to ask or share.
Transgender Day of Rememberance
I didn't hear if Trans Day of Visibility was mentioned- http://tdov.org/
Yes, TDOR and TDOV! Thanks, Alvar and O.S.
we only have keys to female or male restrooms. we just started offering both keys to all!
Good info! Thanks for sharing.
Would you recommend stating pronouns on a resume?
Thank you so much. This has been really informative.
Thank you so much! This has been great!
words for gender queer staff who want to support openly gender queer folx but aren't openly gender queer at work (& don't want to claim cis)?
Rose Anne and Emilie
Thank you!! :)
can you speak more on how to practice pronoun use?
Awesome. Thank you.
Hi everyone, if there's time. I have a question. :)Do you have any advice for transgender staff engaging in advocacy as staff and members of lgbtqia+ communities?
Andrea - can you speak more to your question?
David Slick - i think one of the best ways to practice is when you tell a story to someone who wasn't there, tell it in they/them without gendering the subjects
Can someone share more about use of they/them as opposed to using singular pronouns like she/her?
They/them is a singular pronoun
A San Francisco Public librarian created this tutorial (and gave me permission to share :) on using they/them pronouns
Thank you, Sunny :)
Thank you, Micah :)
This is also a simple website to practice different pronouns: https://www.minus18.org.au/pronouns-app/
I also find this helpful in just getting an overview of pronouns: http://www.wou.edu/wp/safezone/pronouns/
My library's policy is that we have to put the name on the account that matches their government ID, which I know can be problematic for some trans people, do you think there is any way we can mitigate any harm that causes?
Awesome interactive, Audrey!
That is helpful, thanks.
Will the links shared here be available after?
We just took gender off our library card applications!
if one is gender queer, but not openly at work, but wants to suppoort both staff, patrons and inititives... navigating how to be supportive while not outing self. It's a lot easier for cis staff to talk about their pronouns at the beginnig of meetings but there's a lot of people who are still navigating their pronouns
basically, advice for gender queer staff who are read as cis
Miranda, we will add the recording and the recommended readings & resources link to our on-demand webcast page. We can capture the additional links and include them as well, if they are not within their resource list.
Thank you Michele!
Shelley Carr + USF
also some ILS allow for message popups stating preferred names (like at our library)
Thank you for all presenting. This has added to what I’ve already learned in my research. Best take aways- introductions to patrons and celebrating inclusion all months of the year!
To expand on Andrea's comment/question. Apx 50% of LGBT folks are closeted at work because most work environments are not safe spaces. Thoughts about intergenerational LGBT differences?
thanks for an interesting webinar
Thank you all. This is really meaningful and important info.
Thank you all!
Thank you all!
Thank you so much, Bean, Reed, Sunny and Micah! :)
Does anyone have administrator contact for the gvlis Slack?
Thank you :)
Thank you for presenting!
Thank you so much!
Thank you for the presentation.
Thank you for inviting us.
Thank you very much! :-)
Juan Lee (He/Him/His) - Utah
Thank you!! Great presentation.
Have a great day everyone!