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Improving the Health, Safety and Well-being of LGBT Populations in OKC
March 28, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 12:10 pm
(half-day workshop for library and literacy staff and volunteers)
LGBT individuals face many barriers in accessing healthcare, including discrimination, lack of access, misunderstanding, and fear. As a consequence, many LGBT individuals do not regularly access appropriate and timely care. The more informed healthcare professionals are, LGBT patients and clients will become more comfortable in an environment that is often alienating, disrespectful, and traumatic.
- Participants will develop a better understanding of the health information needs of the LGBT community
- Participants will examine the benefits of LGBT-focused cultural competency for the health care team
- Participants will be able to identify electronic, print, and other resources for building quality LGBT collections and reference materials
- Participants will gain ideas for outreach strategies to the LGBT community, and identify interprofessional opportunities for librarians
There is no prerequisite for this class.
Shari Clifton, MLIS, AHIP will teach this class. Shari is the Associate Director and Head of Reference and Instructional Services at the Robert M. Bird Health Sciences Library, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.