New LGBTQ+ Library collection
Green Templeton is pleased to announce the arrival of a new LGBTQ+ library collection to coincide with LGBTQ+ History Month.
The collection was curated by Richard Turner, Assistant Librarian, with support from the GCR LGBTQ+ representatives Raphael Maristela and Isabella Camplisson.
The books celebrate the culture, stories, history and politics of the international LGBTQ+ population. The collection includes personal experiences such as C.N. Lester’s Trans like me and Will Young’s To be a gay man.
There are a number of books detailing the history of LGBTQ+ social and political movements including Pride: the story of the LGBTQ equality movement, Stonewall: the definitive story of the LGBTQ rights uprising that changed America and The children of Harvey Milk: how LGBTQ politicans changed the world.
The collection also has some works of fiction including Giovanni’s room, Man Booker Prize winner (2004) The line of beauty and recently published The Prophets. The books are listed on SOLO, the University’s resource discovery tool. The SOLO tag ‘gtc LGBTQ’ groups the books together and they can be borrowed using the Click & Collect service or via the self-issue PC in the Walton Building.
This is the library’s latest effort to diversify its collections and provide a holistic approach to student support. Library staff will continue to add books to this collection and welcome suggestions from the college community.