You belong @ your library

The library is a place were everyone belongs! 

Thanks to the Sacramento Public Library's donation of the art files from its You belong @ your library public awareness campaign, Divisions and Offices of the American Library Association, The Campaign for America's Libraries is offering tools and resources for libraries looking to promote services to the ​lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.

Success Stories

An interview with Jessica Zaker, North Sacramento Public Library Branch Supervisor and You belong @ your library campaign developer, discuss successes in reaching out to the LGBT community.

Gay and Lesbian Pride Month, the Programming Librarian highlights best practices from across the country.

Chicago Public Library (CPL), an overview of CPL's programming during Gay Lesbian Pride Month.

One City, One Pride, an overview of the West Hollywood Public Libraries Gay Lesbian Pride Month campaign.

 

Resources

American Library Association Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT)

Stonewall Book Award

  • Stonewall Book Award-Barbara Gittings Literature Award
  • Stonewall Book Award-Israel Fishman Non-Fiction Award
  • Stonewall Book Award-Mike Morgan and Larry Romans Children’s and Young Adult Literature Award
GLBTRT Newsletteris the primary news source about GLBTRT. The Newsletter is released quarterly on the GLBTRT website, and past issues are also available on the site.
 
GLBTRT Professional Tools, a listing of resources, reading lists and other tools compiled by the GLBTRT. 
 
Gettin’ Subversive: Welcoming LGBTQ Families @  your library, a recent blog post by the Association for Library Service to Children about LGBT resources for children's librarians. Includes an interview with Jamie Campbell Naidoo, author of  Rainbow Family Collections: Selecting and Using Children’s Books with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Content, reading lists and online resources.

Library of Congress offers a wide range of LGBT resources, including “many books, posters, sound recordings, manuscripts, and other material produced by, about and for the LGBT community. 

LGBT History Month website celebrates the achievements lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender icons and features video, bio, bibliography, downloadable images and other resources of each icon.

The Library Don’t Have a Closet: 19 Graphic Novels for Gay & Lesbian Pride Month, a listing of LGBT-related graphic novels by Library Journal.

GLBT webliography at Northern Illinois University Library covers art, media, periodicals, politics, organizations and libraries and archives.

Transgender Resource Collection, created by the Oak Park (Ill.) Public Library.

Looking to market your library services to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community? Download these new promotional tools from the Sacramento Public Library.

 

Art Files

All files are in Adobe InDesign and can be edited for use in your library.

Download art files for use in your library. (InDesign files between 3.4 - 70.86 MB)

To download:
Right click (Windows) or option-click (MAC) on the links above and choose "Save Target As" to save it.  Note the location of the file.

You belong @ your library
Find yourlself @ your library (group of diverse people in rainbow colored garb)

 

You belong @ your library This is what a librarian looks like (woman on rollerblades)
You belong @ your library These are library patrons
You belong @ your library These are library patrons (Rosie the Riveter)
You belong @ your library These are library patrons (Man reading in tree)
You belong @ your library These are library patrons (Female clown reading book on weightlifting)
You belong @ your library These are library patrons (Group of clowns singing Christmas carols)
You belong @ your library These are library patrons (trapeze artist reading)
You belong @ your library These are library patrons (trapeze artist reading)
You belong @ your library These are library patrons (trapeze artist reading)
You belong @ your library These are library patrons (trapeze artist reading)
You belong @ your library These are library patrons (tcircus performer artist reading)
You belong @ your library These are library patrons (circus fire-breathing artist reading)