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*Repost* At Home in the World with Emily Drabinski

Joan S. Korenman Lecture


Library and Gallery, Albin O. Kuhn : Gallery

Date & Time

April 10, 2024, 5:00 pm6:30 pm


This event was originally posted by the Department of Gender, Women's + Sexuality Studies.

Joan S. Korenman Lecture

At Home in the World: Libraries & the Politics of Sexuality

Emily Drabinski, President, American Library Association

School and public libraries face unprecedented efforts to challenge and censor materials related to LGBTQ+ experience. Librarians across the country face adverse legislation, hostile board takeovers, and well-funded efforts to undermine their capacity to collect and share these stories. 

Join American Library Association President Emily Drabinski for a conversation about the role libraries play in queer communities and the importance of fighting to preserve and expand these crucial public institutions. 

Biography: Emily Drabinski is Associate Professor at the Queens College Graduate School of Library and Information Studies. She publishes and presents widely on topics related to knowledge organization, information literacy, and critical perspectives in librarianship. Drabinski edits Gender and Sexuality in Information Studies, a book series from Library Juice Press/Litwin Books. She is a contributing writer at Truthout

She currently serves as president of the American Library Association.

The Korenman Lecture is organized by the Department of Gender, Women's, + Sexuality Studies

Co-sponsored by the Albin O. Kuhn Library and Special Collections.