University of Wisconsin–Madison

NEW! Trans-Inclusive Librarianship

Libraries must actively affirm and support the safety and rights of transgender people (ALA Rainbow Roundtable). We do this though the creation and maintenance of safe and welcoming spaces, collections, and programs. In today’s world, the rights and protections of members of the transgender community are threatened by anti-trans legislation, and trans community members continue to face high rates of violence. How can libraries of all types provide a trans-inclusive respite both trans community members, and members of their own staff?

At a glance

When: Nov 14 – Dec 11, 2022

Where: Online

Cost: $150 (10% discount if you register 2 weeks before the start date)

CE Credit: 1.4 CEUs/14 LEUs

Program: #304723

Questions? Contact Meredith Lowe

Register for Waitlist

This course is full. Click the link above to add your name to the waiting list. There is no cost to join the waitlist, a spot will be offered to those on the waitlist if a cancellation occurs.

Due to remote work continuing into the Fall, please use the online registration option. If you need alternate arrangements, email Meredith Lowe, Alternate registration options may result in delays.

Payment and Cancellation Policy

Course details

By the end of class, participants will be able to:

  • Use trans-inclusive language.
  • Improve internal- and external-facing policies and practices.
  • Create and promote more trans-inclusive programs, instruction sessions, and collections.
  • Build capacity through partnerships with trans-supportive organizations and community members.


Ray Lockman (they/them) is a coach, consultant, and educator. They have served as co-chair of the Hennepin County Trans and Gender Nonconforming Employee Resource Group and as a member of the City of Minneapolis Transgender Equity Council.