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Mission and Responsibilities

The Arkansas Queer Alliance for Libraries (AQuALib), an Arkansas Library Association community of interest, supports library workers and libraries in making our spaces, collections, and programs inclusive and welcoming to all with a specific focus on LGBTQIA+ patrons and staff. This group is open to members of the LGBTQIA+ community as well as allies. We will focus our work on developing resources to assist libraries facing challenges or community controversy due to the inclusion of LGBTQ+ resources and programming, sharing information with our colleagues about supporting our queer patrons and staff effectively, and providing a safe community space for discussion about all things queer + libraries.

For more information and resources, visit our website at https://uca.libguides.com/aqualib.

AQuALib Mailing List Info Page - The discussion list for this community of interest.

Officers

Allie Stevens, Chair (she/her)

Director

Calhoun County Library

allie@calcolibrary.com

Jessica Riedmueller, Vice-Chair (she/her)

Faculty Librarian

University of Central Arkansas

jriedmueller@uca.edu

April Sheppard, Secretary (she/they)

Assistant Library Director

Arkansas State University

asheppard@astate.edu 

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