Houston Focus Group for Librarians

You are invited to participate in a focus group for the TX-Gender Project, a project of the UNT Libraries seeking to improve services for transgender patrons in Texas libraries. The focus group will take place November 3, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. at Houston Public Library Central Branch. Logistical details will follow after registration.

The research goals of the TX-Gender Project for Libraries project are:
1. to assess the information seeking needs and behaviors of transgender library patrons in Texas; and
2. to assess the understanding and awareness of Texas public services librarians of transgender issues.
This information will be deployed to develop a research-based resource for librarians on how to provide excellent patron services to transgender persons. Print and web-based resources will be made available to every library in Texas (approximately 10,000 according to Texas Library Association statistics). These resources will be designed to address gaps in librarians’ knowledge, as well as the expectations of the transgender community in terms of patron services and information resource needs.

This research is conducted by staff at the University of North Texas Libraries, with the support and cooperation of the UNT Pride Alliance, and the Texas Library Association GLBT Roundtable.

To sign up for the focus group, please register here: https://goo.gl/forms/X1Qf9ONaXUQ3c4GI3.

Registration information is for logistical purposes only and will not be retained.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact Dr. Spencer Keralis, the Principal Investigator at spencer.keralis@unt.edu, or visit http://txgenderproject.org/.

Please share this event with others who may be willing to participate. Follow @txgenderproject on Twitter and “Like” the Facebook Page for periodic project updates.