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Trans Accessible Libraries Initiative

This guide provides practical information and library resources for UNTs transgender, non-binary, gender non-conforming, gender variant, and gender diverse students.

Welcome!

Thank you for using the Trans Accessible Libraries Initiative Library Guide. I am Julie Leuzinger (pronouns: she/her/hers), Women's and Gender Studies/LGBTQ Studies Librarian. 

Trans Accessible Libraries Initiative

The aim of this guide is to remove some of the barriers trans individuals face accessing information and to provide more equitable access to our services and collections. This guide should:

  • Highlight specific Trans Accessible Library Services that may be of concern to transgender individuals that focus on student privacy, such as self service checkout, restroom locations, and how to get research help.
  • Provide tools for students to Find Reliable Information so they can do their own research outside of those provided in this guide.
  • Feature current Resources by Topic the library holds in electronic format to support the needs of our transgender student population.*
  • Feature Resources by Format the library holds in electronic format to support the needs of our transgender student population including film, comics/graphic novels, government information, primary sources, and data/statistics.*
  • Share Book Displays that highlight resources about transgender individuals or by transgender authors by theme.
  • Provide information for Librarians to recreate this initiative at their own library for trans individuals or other marginalized populations. 

NOTE: While we I have tried to use inclusive language in this guide, if you notice anything that could be improved, please don't hesitate to contact us with suggestions. 

*The e-books and databases require a UNT EUID to access; however, there are several web resources on each page that do not require a login. 

If you are here as a SOFFA (Significant Other, Friend, Family, Ally) you can visit the library resource page for SOFFAs for more information. 

If you would like information on the origins of the Trans Accessible Libraries Initiative, please visit the For Librarians page of this guide. 

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