Bridging the Long Island Library Community

Log in

Working with the LGBTQ Community: Tools for Those in Helping Professions to Create a Supportive and Affirming Environment

  • June 24, 2021
  • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Zoom


  • Any staff member of a LILRC Institutional Member or a LILRC Retired Member
  • For staff and members of any other councils.


Attendees of this presentation will leave with not only a greater understanding of the LGBTQ community, but a clear vision of what it means to create an affirming environment in a library setting.

This workshop details the importance of libraries in social movements, the impact of literature on the LGBTQ community, foundational information about the LGBTQ community, various identities within the community, a breakdown of gender, and details about the transition process.

The most culturally relevant statistics and research is presented to best paint a picture of the current state of homophobia, biphobia and transphobia in the country today. The presenter then provides action steps and specific examples on how to not only be a passive ally, but an active advocate for the community in one’s workspace. This presentation gives plenty of space for open discussion, honest questions, and self disclosure.

Code of Conduct

For questions, please email Eliscia Cirrone,

Professional Development Hours: 1.5 (.15 CEUs)

*This program will not be recorded. 

FOR OUR PARTICIPANTS - We have implemented a two step verification process for security purposes and to maintain accurate attendance records.  You will need both a LILRC and a Zoom account. 

If you do not already have a LILRC account you will be prompted to create one (if you have forgotten your password, and need help resetting it you can email Eliscia at   

If you do not already have a zoom account you will be prompted to do so upon logging into the meeting.  If this is the first time you are using Zoom, after you have created an account, you can join the meeting by entering the Meeting ID/ Password provided to you in the confirmation email.  You can access all subsequent Zoom meetings by clicking the meeting link in the confirmation email.

Long Island Library Resources Council
627 N. Sunrise Service Road
Bellport NY, 11713
Phone: (631) 675-1570

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software