Curious about #FreeLibraryofPride? A Successful Collaborative Story
Saturday, March 24, 2018, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Pennsylvania Convention Center, 202 AB
“Pride” month was the inspiration of three librarians, at the Free Library of Philadelphia, to build a collaborative event for the LGBTQIA+ diverse community in June 2017. #FreeLibraryofPride motivated librarians, across the city, to create a quilt of diverse programming for all ages. In only three months, a logo, flyer shell, city wide brochure, and Multi-Age LGBTQIA+ Storytime Traveling Trunks were created to promote more than fifty-five programs across the Philadelphia area.
At the end of this session, participants will:
1: Learn to strengthen community resources for future programs 2: Build collaborative efforts across all staff levels to promote inclusion and diversity 3: Promote library services to a target audience with a variety of programs for all ages
The session organizer(s) identified this session as appropriate for:
Level 1: People with no previous knowledge of the topic.
This session will have: Low interaction (example: single speaker/panel with Q&A at the end of the program)
Tags: Marketing/Advocacy, Diversity, Inclusion, Marketing, Outreach Services, Public Programs, Public Services
Mary Marques, Library Coordinator
Free Library of Philadelphia , Philadelphia , PA
Mary Marques works as Library Coordinator at the Free Library of Philadelphia. She serves on the New American?s Committee since 2010, and as REFORMA Northeast Past President 2015-16. Mary holds a Master's Degree in Library & Information Science, Clarion University, and a Master's Degree in Bilingual/Bicultural Studies, La Salle University. Mary is passionate about diversity, culture awareness and cross-cultural communication in libraries. She co-presented at PLA 2012 "Total Branch Makeover: A Six Month Action Plan."
Sara S. Palmer, Librarian
Free Library of Philadelphia, Rodriguez Branch , Philadelphia , PA
Sara Palmer (MLIS/Certificate of Advanced Study, University of Pittsburgh, 2012) has served the Free Library of Philadelphia in various branches in supervisory and children's positions. She has presented hundreds of preschool, school-age, and teen programs. She has a strong commitment to librarianship as social action in collaboration with vulnerable populations (including LGBTQIA+); a passion for anime and manga; and an abiding interest in library services to Latinx and the Spanish-speaking.