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Awareness and Action for Social Justice

Awareness and Action for Social Justice

Social justice is a concept of fairness between the individual and society. It can be explicit or implicit. It includes issues of economics (e.g., distribution of wealth), health (e.g., availability of affordable health care), educational opportunities, gender equality, freedom from persecution based on sexual orientation, and more. One may ask, “Well, what can I do to help alleviate social injustice? I’m only one person.” There are many individuals who have had positive impacts for societal change; perhaps some of them can be inspirational for one to take action in one’s own way. The library has a number of biography tools for you to use, such as Biography in Context, which offers biographical materials and essays on activists ranging from early … Continued
Transgender Support

Transgender Support

November 20th, the Transgender Day of Remembrance, was instituted in 1999 as a memorial – a time to remember those hurt or killed, particularly in the past twelve months, by transphobic violence.  However, in recent years, it has shifted into a day of action – a time to look for ways to create a positive difference for trans people. Transgender people are often misunderstood – sometimes even by others in the LGBT community.  A transgender person is simply someone whose self-identity or means of gender expression don’t match their sex assignment at birth.  There may be no visible ‘cue’ for this, and like most of the LGBT spectrum, this is not a choice or a fad.  The experience of a … Continued
Integrating and Creating Archives: My Experience with the Primary Source Immersion Program

Integrating and Creating Archives: My Experience with the Primary Source Immersion Program

Dr. Rountree shares his experience at the Indiana University Libraries’ Primary Source Immersion program. As I sat there next to Kurt Vonnegut’s Breakfast of Champions typed manuscript with his editor’s marks all over it, I knew that I was somewhere special. For a bibliophile like myself, it was amazing to be in the same room as this manuscript, Shakespeare’s folios, and other historical artifacts in the Lilly Library Archives.  The Lilly was one of several archives that I visited and talked about at the Primary Source Immersion Program on the Indiana University Bloomington campus. In its second year, this program was an incredible experience that linked myself and several others from IU campuses to IU archives and archivists. Our purpose … Continued
The IU East Library has your Pride Month Research Needs

The IU East Library has your Pride Month Research Needs

June is Pride Month, so we at the IU East Library want to make sure you are aware of all the resources the library has to offer on LGBTQ+ issues and topics. Listed below is one libguide and five databases that can help you get the most in-depth coverage on your research needs.   LGBTQ Resource Guide This is a libguide created by IU East Library Instruction Coordinator KT Lowe. It provides a selection of academic research material, listing relevant journal titles and books that are accessible via the IU East Library. It also provides informative and practical resources for LGBTQ students, families, and allies. This guide provides links to various education-based, youth-specific, and political organizations. It also includes links … Continued
GLBT Book Month

GLBT Book Month

This June, the American Library Association is sponsoring GLBT Book Month, a way of bringing attention to writers and literature written by, for, and about the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community and experience. This celebration coincides with the national LGBT Pride Month, which is held in June to memorialize the Stonewall riots of 1969, the beginning of the modern gay liberation movement. The ALA’s focus is on very recent books, highlighting works published in the popular press in the last year. These include fiction and nonfiction, and works written for adults and for children of all ages. If you’re interested, we can obtain these books or others like them for you through interlibrary loan. As a college library our … Continued