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LGBTQ-Inclusive Collections: School Librarian Self-Reflections and Collection Development Guide (Volume 50, No.4, pgs 22-29)

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Altobelli and Lambert reflect on recent attacks on the LBGTQ+ community and the tendency to assume representing this community in a school library collection isn’t necessary. They ask readers to consider, what about learners whose identities a school librarian may or may not know. They offer both LGBTQ+ term definitions as well as collection and weeding suggestions to help in collection selection.


  • Rachel Altobelli, Director of Library Services & Instructional Materials, Albuquerque (N.Mex.) Public Schools
  • Nancy Jo Lambert, Teacher Librarian, Reedy High School, Frisco ISD

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