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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
Alliance: connecting people and information to enhance understanding

Alliance: connecting people and information to enhance understanding

As a diverse and inclusive campus, Indiana University East is dedicated to ensuring a safe and enriching environment for all its students. We also want to support students involved in educational events that present new information in interesting and engaging ways. IU East is fortunate to have an Alliance student organization that is hosting a variety of activities March 21-24: March 21 discussion boards in all buildings March 22 3:00 pm panel discussion in Vivian, preceded by reception at 2:30 in Meijer Artway March 23 8:00-11:00 pm DJ & pizza for Gender Bender dance, in the Graf March 24 8:00 pm – Annual Drag Show, Vivian auditorium   The LGBTQS Alliance helps create awareness on campus about lesbian, gay, bisexual, … Continued