May 20, 2022

New Toolkit: “Building and Maintaining LGBTQ+ Picture Book Collections”

The following toolkit was recently shared on the Western University institutional repository.

From the Abstract:

The LGBTQ+ community has had to continuously fight for their rights, including their right to be represented in the library. This toolkit provides instruction on how to develop and manage a library collection of LGBTQ+ children’s picture books. It is split into four sections that include a guide to evaluating materials, recommended picture books, a guide to fighting censorship, and a list of recommended resources.

This toolkit was officially launched at the 2019 Alberta Library Association Conference [April 25-27] at the workshop, Is Tango All We Get? Evaluating LGBTQ+ children’s picture books in library collections.


Building and Maintaining LGBTQ+ Picture Book Collections


Alissa Droog
Western University
Danielle Bettridge
Western University
Alyssa R. Martin
Western University
Ashleigh Yates-MacKay
Western University

Direct to Full Text Toolkit
17 pages; PDF.

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