For immediate release | October 3, 2023

Core Webinar Series: Transgender People in Libraries

CHICAGO—Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures is pleased to present the two-part webinar series “Transgender People in Libraries” in November 2023. This series, led by a nonbinary trans librarian with over a decade of experience in the library field, offers guidance on gender identity concepts, anti-trans rhetoric and misinformation, and best practices in respectfully working with gender-diverse patrons, employees, and peers. Administrators and managers seeking guidance in hiring and retaining trans/gender-diverse employees as well as responding to anti-trans/anti-LGBTQ+ challenges to books, programs, and staffing decisions in their libraries are encouraged to attend. Library workers at all levels seeking best practices in working with trans colleagues, serving trans patrons, and better understanding and fighting back against anti-trans/anti-LGBTQ+ misinformation will also benefit from the series.

Core Webinar Series: Transgender People in Libraries

Presenter: Heath Umbreit, Adult Services Librarian, Morrill Memorial Library, Norwood, MA

The series consists of the following two live webinar presentations:

Working with Transgender Patrons and Colleagues

Tuesday, November 7, 2023, 1 - 2 p.m. CT

Understanding and Fighting Anti-Trans Misinformation

Wednesday, November 15, 2023, 1 - 2 p.m. CT

Register for the full two-part series on its registration page.

Two-Part Series Registration Fees:

$94.17 - Core Member

$215.10 - ALA member

$239 - Non-member

Individual Webinar Registration Fees:

Core Member: $57.67

ALA Member: $71.10

Nonmember: $79.00

How Do I Purchase Group Registration?

You can register a group by specifying the number of people who will be accessing the webinar during checkout. We offer discounts for webinar based on the number of registrations you specify in checkout. If you are a Core member, you can purchase seats for yourself and your colleagues at the Core discount rate; ALA's new e-Learning store allows you to extend the Core member savings with colleagues at your institution.

Can't attend the live event? No problem! All registrants will receive a link to the recorded session for later viewing at their convenience.

Register online or by phone at 1-800-545-2433 (press 1 to reach our customer service representatives).

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Mia Blixt-Shehan

Continuing Education Assistant

American Library Association

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