The Rainbow Library at Umeå City Library and The Swedish Network for LGBTQ Issues at Libraries

EDEHOLT, Christer and LINDGREN, Maria (2014) The Rainbow Library at Umeå City Library and The Swedish Network for LGBTQ Issues at Libraries. Paper presented at: IFLA WLIC 2014 - Lyon - Libraries, Citizens, Societies: Confluence for Knowledge in Session 151 - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer/Questioning Users Special Interest Group. In: IFLA WLIC 2014, 16-22 August 2014, Lyon, France.

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Abstract

The Rainbow Library at Umeå City Library and The Swedish Network for LGBTQ Issues at Libraries

The commitment to LGBTQ issues at the Umeå City Library. The situation for LGBTQ people in Umeå and Sweden and why we have launched this initiative and how we at the Umeå City Library have worked with The Rainbow Library on the web and on Facebook, and with The Rainbow Bookshelf. Presentation of the national network for LGBTQ issues in Swedish Library Association, which we started 2012, as well. Discovering stories about someone who has found something that I myself seek, is a certain kind of good luck. Sometimes I find the story by accident and other times someone might suggest that I should read this particular book, or look at this particular shelf. Perhaps the story becomes a signpost for me, for the steps I want to take or a help when I face a choice, big or small. There is a special kind of happiness to recognise oneself in a story, to feel involved in the story, to realise that I am not the only one with this particular dream.

La Bibliothèque arc-en-ciel à la bibliothèque publique d’Umeå et le Réseau Suédois pour les questions LGBTQ dans les bibliothèques suédoises

L’engagement pour les questions LGBTQ à la bibliothèque publique d’Umeå. La situation des LGBTQ à Umeå et en Suède, et les raisons qui nous ont poussés à lancer cette initiative. Comment nous, à la bibliothèque publique d’Umeå avons travaillé avec la Bibliothèque arc-en-ciel en ligne et sur Facebook, mais aussi avec l’Étagère arc-en-ciel. Présentation du réseau national pour les questions LGBTQ au sein de l’association des bibliothèques suédoises, également lancé en 2012.

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