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Improving the Health, Safety and Well-being of LGBT Populations Part 2

Class Details

Part 2 builds upon the March 7, 2018, class, providing resources, searching tips, and ways to provide a welcoming environment. An additional 1 hour CE is optional for attendees who choose to do homework based on material provided during parts 1 and 2. Homework will be due March 31, 2018, emailed to instructor.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Region/Office: National, GMR, MAR, SEA
Mar 14, 2018
1:00PM - 2:00PM CT
Jacqueline Leskovec, Network Librarian

LGBTQ+ individuals face many barriers in accessing healthcare, including discrimination, lack of access, misunderstanding, and fear. As a consequence, many LGBTQ+ individuals do not regularly access appropriate and timely care. The more informed healthcare professionals are, LGBTQ+ patients and clients will become more comfortable in an environment that is often alienating, disrespectful, and traumatic. This class will discuss cultural competency, health information needs, and information resources for working with LGBTQ+ patrons.


  • Participants will develop a better understanding of the health information needs of the LGBTQ+ community
  • Participants will examine the benefits of LGBTQ+-focused cultural competency for the health care team
  • Participants will be able to identify electronic, print, and other resources for building quality LGBTQ+ collections and reference materials
  • Participants will gain ideas for outreach strategies to the LGBTQ+ community and identify inter-professional opportunities for librarians 

Course Materials

Continuing Education

This class also satisfies the requirements for Level I CHIS (Consumer Health Information Specialization). MLA CE for viewing the recordings is available for 6 months after the webinar date.