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Cooperative Collection Development -- CCD: LGBTQ+ Resources for Teachers & Librarians

• The School Library System (SLS) Cooperative Collection Development Plan is developed as part of the resource sharing component of the plan of service.

Additional Resources: Links to curriculum & information to support instruction

How This Collection is Used in My School

Students at East Side are incredibly active readers, and the majority of the books have been used for independent choice reading.  Many of our students also do research on the GLBTQ civil rights movements.  Finally, a number of grades read whole-class novels with LGBTQ characters, and this collection offers research and extension activities.

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Additional Resources: Links to curriculum & information to support instruction

GLSEN School Climate Survey

Additional materials for Librarians

How to Build a Safe Space Through Books

LGBTQIA+ Collection Review Checklist

Worth Reading

Check the East Side catalog--or look for specific resource lists

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We have multiple resource lists that are more specific--Trans Themes and Characters & Bisexual Themes and Characters, for example--and more are being made.  Check the East Side catalog for these resource lists, or contact the librarian to get one made for you!

AASL Resource: Defending Intellectual Freedom

From the Introduction to the Toolskit:  Learners have the freedom to speak and hear what others have to say, rather than allowing others to control their access to ideas and information, the school librarian’s responsibility is to develop these dispositions in learners, educators, and all other members of the learning community. (AASL, 2018a)

Improving and safeguarding LGBTQ+ collections positively impacts the social-emotional learning of all learners.  Read on for ways to use the Shared Foundations from the AASL Standards–Inquire, Include, Collaborate, Curate, Explore, and Engage–to build LGBTQ+-inclusive library instruction, collections, and spaces.

NYPL Teacher Sets will be available

Teacher Sets are currently suspended, but hopefully soon they will be back!

The wonderful folks at MyLibraryNYC have added Teacher Sets that any school participating in MyLibraryNYC may borrow.  A link to the borrowing page is below, but here is a list of the related Teacher Sets:

  • LGBTQ Fiction and Nonfiction (Grades 0-3)
  • LGBTQ Fiction and Nonfiction (Grades 4-8)
  • Award Winners--Stonewall Award (Grades 4-8)
  • Lambda Literary Award (series II)
  • Lambda Literary Award Finalists and Winner with Playaway Audiobook (Grades 10-12)
  • Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe 10-copy set
  • Boy Meets Boy 10-copy set
  • I'll Give You the Sun 10-copy set
  • Exit, Pursued by a Bear 10-copy set
  • If I Stay 10-copy set
  • Juliet Takes a Breath 10-copy set
  • The Best Man 10-copy set
  • We are the Ants 10-copy set
  • What if it's Us 10-copy set
  • Will Grayson, Will Grayson 10-copy set

There are also titles of interest in the Great Books for 11th and 12th Grade set and Great Fiction for High School set.


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