LTAIG Conference Program Feature: “TransStories” Social Justice Work through Libraries and Archives

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TransStoriesAt the upcoming Library Technicians and Assistants Interest Group (LTAIG) conference Dr. Ailsa Craig and Jeannie Bail will be presenting TransStories, social justice work through libraries and archives, a joint project of Memorial University Social Work and Archives and Special Collections.

The presentation will provide an overview of the Transgender Archives (TGA), of which selected materials are on display at the Queen Elizabeth II Library this month (October 5-November 9), and the story of how the collection came to St. John’s. The TGA, founded by Dr. Aaron Devor at the University of Victoria in 2011, is the world’s largest collection of transgender archival materials. The talk will focus on some of the major donations to the collection, the types of materials found in the archives and the importance of finding and preserving trans history and connecting it with contemporary local communities.

Dr. Ailsa Craig is an associate professor in Memorial University’s Department of Sociology, and Jeannie Bail is Acting Special Collections Librarian at the Queen Elizabeth II Library.

Our annual, one-day LTAIG conference will take place on Monday, November 7, and is free to current NLLA members. You can register online to join us for a fun and informative day of conversation and networking with your colleagues across the province and the country!

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