Libraries are known for offering equitable access to their services. To ensure that everyone, including the LGBTQ+ community, feels welcome in your library, follow Jessica Jupitus’s 10 tips for creating a welcoming and inclusive environment.
About Jessica Jupitus
Jessica Jupitus is a central library manager in Sacramento. Her obsession with fitness, roller derby and cool library programming has led to the creation of non-traditional programs like Punk Rock Aerobics and Heavy Metal Yoga. Jessica won the ALA/Scholastic “@ your library” grant in 2012 with a week-long suite of LGBTQIA programming. In 2014, she was the recipient of a “Pride Award” for her work with the community and also named a Library Journal Mover and Shaker in 2015. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you struggle to get community members in their 20s and 30s to use the library’s services, this post is for you! From partnering with a local pub to holding Punk Rock Aerobics in the library, Sacramento Central Library Manager Jessica Jupitus shows you how to design unique programs that speak to millennials and Generation X. Get ready to branch out and have some fun!