186: Stephen Krueger

Steve chats with Stephen Krueger, author of Supporting Trans People in Libraries, about his path to librarianship, why he felt the book was needed, how you can support trans staff and patrons, and his personal reactions to this year’s Library of the Year award winner.

Stephen G. Krueger (he/him or they/them) is the author of the book Supporting Trans People in Libraries and the founding member of the Gender Variant LIS Network. He has been working in various types of libraries on and off since high school, when he started at an all-volunteer public library in rural Vermont. He has since earned a BA in English from Warren Wilson College and an MSLS from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and he is now the Scholarly Publishing Librarian at Dartmouth College. Outside of work, Stephen is an avid knitter and baker; he also enjoys watching figure skating and reading about polar history. Learn more about his work at www.stephengkrueger.com, or follow him on Twitter (@StephenGKrueger).


Supporting Trans People in Libraries
Trans Language Primer
Trans Inclusion in Libraries (Zotero group)
The Gender Variant LIS Network (GVLIS)
“On the 2020 Library of the Year Award” (Stephen’s blog)

58: Lisa Rabey @ code4lib 2014

At the 2014 code4lib conference, Lisa Rabey chatted with attendees about their experiences in the technical side of librarianship, including struggles with gender roles.

Read the transcript.


On the eve of the 2015 code4lib conference, Circulating Ideas presents some thoughtful insight recorded at last year’s code4lib conference by Lisa Rabey from attendees J. Gubernick, Rachel Vacek, Vanessa Lucas, and Karen Coombs.


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26: Gender Issues in Libraries

Kate Kosturski is JSTOR’s Institutional Participation Coordinator for the UK and Northern Europe, where, in her words, “I tell people in Europe how awesome JSTOR is and then hopefully they buy some.” A 2011 ALA Emerging Leader, Kate received her MLS from Pratt Institute in 2010 and is the co-founder of ALA CraftCon, a relaxing crafting hour at the Midwinter and Annual Meetings. In her spare time, she enjoys crafts, cooking, baseball, running, photography, politics, and technology. View her work online at katekosturski.info and follow her on Twitter as librarian_kate. 

Coral Sheldon-Hess is an engineer-turned-librarian living in Anchorage, Alaska. She has worked at the University of Alaska Anchorage as a Web Services Librarian since 2009, when she drove across the continent with three birds, some house plants, and a trunk full of homebrewing gear. In her spare time she teaches computer programming to women, crochets, does geeky tech things, reads, bicycles (poorly), and evangelizes on behalf of the Oxford comma. You can find her blog at http://sheldon-hess.org/coral, or follow her on Twitter at @web_librarian.

Marge Loch-Wouters received her MLIS in 1976 at UW-Madison SLIS and had worked as a children’s librarian and children’s library manager ever since. She is a long time active member of ALA (she currently sits on Council), Wisconsin Library Association and WI Women Library Workers, a feminist library organization. She blogs at Tiny Tips for Library Fun and also presents workshops, webinars and teaches as an adjunct on innovative youth services. Loch-Wouters was named WI Librarian on the Year in 2010. When not working she can be found hanging out in social media or in nature.