Liberating Minds: Stories and Professional Lives of Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Librarians and Their Advocates

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In this work, over 30 librarians (such as James V. Carmichael, Jr., Sanford Berman, Martha E. Stone, Gerald Perry, Barbara Gomez and Martha Cornog) address gay and lesbian issues facing the profession, and in some cases offer their own stories of understanding their sexuality and its implications on their professional lives. Some of the issues addressed are the need to uphold intellectual freedom, challenging the censorship of gay materials in libraries, AIDS material in the library, the information needs of gay and lesbian patrons, collection development, and confronting homophobia.

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Some 30 librarians offer their own personal stories and discuss gay and lesbian issues facing the profession, addressing issues such as the need to uphold intellectual freedom, challenging censorship of gay materials in libraries, AIDS material in libraries, information needs of gay and lesbian patrons, and confronting homophobia. Annotation c. by

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Norman G. Kester
Published by McFarland Publishing (1997)
ISBN 10: 0786403632 ISBN 13: 9780786403639
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