Information Literacy in the Disciplines: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, & Transgender Studies

Last updated April 2018

The ACRL IS Information Literacy in the Disciplines Committee has gathered links and citations to information literacy standards and curricula developed by accrediting agencies, professional associations, and institutions of higher education in Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies.

1. Standards and Guidelines from Accrediting Agencies and Professional Associations

The committee is not aware of relevant standards or guidelines for this area. Please refer to your Regional Accreditation Standards.

2. Related Research

Anteil, Karen. 2012. “The Citation Landscape of Scholarly Literature in LGBT Studies: A Snapshot for Subject Librarians.” College & Research Libraries 73, no. 6: 584-602.

Bach, Rebecca, and Julianne Weinzimmer. 2012. “Exploring the Benefits of Community-based Research in a Sociology of Sexualities Course.” Teaching Sociology 39, no. 1: 57-72.

Drabinski, Emily. 2013. “Queering the Catalog: Queer Theory and the Politics of Correction.” Library Quarterly: Information, Community, Policy 83, no. 2: 94-111.

Gerhard, Jane. Fall 2010/Winter 2011. “Sexual Disorientation: An Approach to Teaching the History of Sexuality.” Transformations: The Journal of Inclusive Scholarship and Pedagogy 21, no. 2: 80-92.

Lupien, Pascal. 2007. “GLBT/Sexual Diversity Studies Students and Academic Libraries: A Study of User Perceptions and Satisfaction.” Canadian Journal of Information & Library Sciences 31, no. 2: 131-147.

Manning, Jimmie, et al. 2008. “(Inter)(Cross)(Multi)(Trans)Disciplining Sex, Gender, and Sexuality Studies: A Qualitative Inquiry into the Reflections of Researchers, Teachers, and Practitioners.” Women & Language 31, no. 2: 36-41.

Meezan, William & James I. Martin. 2009. Handbook of Research with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Populations. New York: Routledge.

Rupp, Leila J., and Susan K. Freeman. 2017. Understanding and Teaching U.S. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History. 2nd ed. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press.

Stone, Amy L., and Jaime Cantrell. 2015. Out of the Closet, Into the Archives: Researching Sexual Histories. Albany: State University of New York Press.

Winterman, Brian, Carrie Donovan, and Rachel Slough. 2011. “Information Literacy for Multiple Disciplines.” Communications In Information Literacy 5, no. 1: 38-54.

3. Adaptable Instructional Materials

Haltinner, Kristin, and Ryanne Pilgeram. 2016. Teaching Gender and Sex in Contemporary America. Cham, Switzerland: Springer. (appendix includes exercises and assignments that draw on information literacy skills and may be adapted)