Our Rutherford Library is the proud home of the University of Alberta Library’s Education Collection. As the U of A celebrates another wonderful Pride Week, now is a fantastic time to highlight some spectacular LGBTQ2S+ Education Resources. We reached out to Kim Frail, Education & Arts Librarian extraordinaire, for her favourite recommendations and received this fantastic trove of information and goodies!
LGBTQ2S+ Issues in Education Subject Guide
Our library subject guides are always a spectacular source of resources. These guides work to pull subject-specific databases, journals, books, and more to the forefront for users to better browse and target their searches. Feel free to start your research in our LGBTQ2S+ Issues in Education subject guide (shown left), or in our Equity, Diversity, & Inclusivity subject guide.
TeachingBooks* is a handy database that contains a wide variety of online book readings, author information, classroom activities, teacher guides, awards information and more! It also contains a Diverse Books Toolkit that you can use to navigate to LGBTQ2S+ content. You can also limit your search to Canada if you are looking for Canadian-specific content (under Nationality on the left). TeachingBooks is a resource available to members of the U of A community (students, staff, instructors) through our library website, and it is also available to U of A Alumni through our eResources for Alumni suite of resources (registration required)!
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Alberta Teachers’ Association Library
The Alberta Teachers’ Association Library has a wealth of goodies intended to support sexual and gender minority students, allies, and colleagues. There are Open Access journals, teacher resources, videos & interactive media, book recommendations, and so much more!
Rainbow Books 2022 Recommendations
While perusing the Teacher Facebook groups, Kim found recent recommendations for LGBTQ2S+-friendly novels for junior and senior high school, as recommended by the 2022 Rainbow Books List. A successful search by the blog author found that between our friends at Edmonton Public Library* and our NEOS consortium partners, our community can gain access to every recommended item locally.
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Thanks for the read, and we wish you a very Happy U of A Pride Week! There are plenty of awesome events for folks to enjoy, courtesy of iSMSS! Check out their site for full details and registration!
A MASSIVE shout-out and thanks to Kim Frail for her endless enthusiasm and support to make this post a reality.