Supporting Trans People in Libraries

Libraries Unlimited. 2019. 145p. pap. $45. ISBN 9781440867057.
Krueger (access & outreach svcs. librarian, Randolph Coll., VA) has written a valuable guide to inclusive practices around gender identity in everyday library work. This book provides tools to make library spaces more inclusive for staff and patrons of all genders, starting with basic definitions. The text is well organized so that readers can quickly locate the most relevant sections. The 12 topical chapters are interconnected, but each focuses on a different area of library work in which gender diversity may be taken into account: pronouns and language, restrooms, job postings and interviews, conferences and events, access services, collection development, and more. Perspectives from the author, a trans man, and other trans and gender-variant people give the work a more personal feel.
VERDICT Well worth reading for library staff at any level seeking to improve their gender-inclusive practices.

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