PLIG/LGBTQ Journal Club Sept. 20

Hi everyone,

We’re excited to team up with the Public Libraries Interest Group to kick off their first journal club! Posted here is information about the event, links to the articles, and discussion questions.

Do you love research? Would you like an opportunity to meet and discuss
public library interest topics with your peers?
The BCLA Public Libraries Interest Group (PLIG) is pleased to introduce
the PLIG Journal Club, an informal “reading club” where you can engage
in dialogue about professional literature on selected topics.

SAVE THE DATE!
PLIG Journal Club #1 with co-host BCLA LGBTQ Interest Group
Thursday, September 20, 2018, 7:00-9:00 pm
Pollyanna Library: 100-221 E Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1Z6
Everyone is welcome. Light snacks provided and cash wine bar available.

RSVP:
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/bcla-public-library-interest-group-journal-club-tickets-49481372116
Watch for information about sessions, topics, articles, and remote participation.
Gillian Bassett, Sara Ellis, Marisa Tutt
PLIG Journal Club organizers

Articles to Read and Discuss

Dawn Betts-Green, Don Latham. “Drawing Queerness: Evaluating Notable LGBTQ Graphic Novels for Teens.” The Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults, vol. 8, no. 2, Dec. 2017, pp. 1–23.

Stevens, Gregg A. “Curry’s Study on the Quality of Public Library Reference Service to LGBTQ Youth.” Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, vol. 13, no. 1, 2018, pp. 57–63.

Discussion Questions

We’ll have additional questions to get us talking at the event. To start, consider the following:

  • Does the article present a clearly focused issue?
  • Does the article present a valid representation of the topic? Consider how the research was performed and/or sources presented.
  • Do conclusions made by the author accurately reflect their analysis/discussion? If not, what more do we need to know?
  • Does the article shed light on any gaps or limitations in current knowledge and/or practice?
  • How might you use this information to inform your work?

Feel free to share your thoughts online as well! Comment on this post or tweet @BCLA_LGBTQ using the tag #BCLAjournalclub

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