Bibliography of Scholarship on Women and Gender Studies Librarianship — Collection Development and Evaluation

Ames, Melissa, and Sarah Burcon. “Reading Between the Lines: The Lessons Adolescent Girls Learn Through Popular Young Adult Literature.” In How Pop Culture Shapes the Stages of a Woman’s Life: From Toddlers-in-Tiaras to Cougars-on-the-Prowl. Palgrave Macmillan, 2016, pp. 32-47.

Antell, Karen, Molly Strothmann, and Jennifer Downey. “Self-Censorship in Selection of LGBT-Themed Materials.” Reference & User Services Quarterly, vol. 53, no. 2, 2013, pp. 104-107.

Black, Kimberly. What Books by African American Women Were Acquired by American Academic Libraries?: A Study of Institutional Legitimation, Exclusion, and Implicit Censorship. Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press, 2010.

Bosman, Ellen. “The Availability of Gay and Lesbian Materials in Protestant College Libraries.” Collection Management, vol. 41, no. 2, 2016, pp. 94-106.

Bosman, Ellen. “Collecting to the Core — GLBTI Memoirs.” Against the Grain, vol. 26, no. 1, Feb. 2014, pp. 70-71.

Chapman, Elizabeth. “No More Controversial Than a Gardening Display? Provision of LGBT-Related Fiction to Children and Young People in U.K. Public Libraries.” Library Trends 61.3 (Winter 2013): 542-568.

Ciszek, Matthew P. “Out on the Web: The Relationship Between Campus Climate and GLBT-related Web-based Resources in Academic Libraries.” The Journal of Academic Librarianship 37.5 (Sep 2011): 430-436.

Ciszek, Matthew P., and Courtney L. Young. “Diversity Collection Assessment in Large Academic Libraries.” Collection Building, vol. 29, no. 4, 2010, pp. 154-161.

Clark, Caroline T., and Mollie V. Blackburn. “Scenes of Violence and Sex in Recent Award-Winning LGBT-Themed Young Adult Novels and the Ideologies They Offer Their Readers.” Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, vol. 37, no. 6, 2016, pp. 867-886.

Cornog, Martha. “Erotophobia, Homophobia, and Censorship in U.S. Libraries.” Journal of Information Ethics, vol. 25, no. 2, Fall 2016, pp. 42-58.

Cramer, Katherine Mason, and Jill Adams. “The t* in lgbt*: Disrupting Gender Normative School Culture Through Young Adult Literature.” Teaching, Affirming, and Recognizing Trans and Gender Creative Youth: A Queer Literacy Framework, edited by S.J. Miller, Palgrave Macmillan, 2016, pp. 121-141.

Crawley, Stephen Adam. “Be Who You Are: Exploring Representations of Transgender Children in Picturebooks.” Journal of Children’s Literature, vol. 43, no. 2, 2017, pp. 28-41.

Crisp, Thomas, et al. “What’s on Our Bookshelves? The Diversity of Children’s Literature in Early Childhood Classroom Libraries.” Journal of Children’s Literature, vol. 42, no. 2, 2016, pp. 29-42.

Denda, Kayo, and Lucy Vidal. “Academic Libraries Advancing Transnational Feminism.” Paper presented
at IFLA WLIC 2013 — Singapore — “Future Libraries, Infinite Possibilities.”

Downey, Jennifer. “Self-Censorship in Selection of LGBT-Themed Materials.” Reference & User Services Quarterly 53.2 (Winter 2013): 104-107.

Drabinski, Emily. “Advocates: Queering the Collection.” Library Journal, vol. 139, no. 5, Mar. 2014, p. 57.

Epstein, B.J. “We’re Here, We’re (Not?) Queer: GLBTQ Characters in Children’s Books.” Journal of GLBT Family Studies, vol. 8, no. 3, 2012, pp. 287-300.

Evans, Sian, Jacqueline Mabey, and Michael Mandiberg. “Editing for Equality: The Outcomes of the Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thons.” Art Documentation: Bulletin of the Art Libraries Society of North America, vol. 34, no.2, 2015, pp. 194-203.

Follen, Jennifer, Miriam Goff, and Kaitlyn Salazar. “The Effect of Censorship on Collection Development in School Libraries.” Social Science Research Network, 2018,

Gaffney, Loretta. “No Longer Safe: West Bend, Young Adult Literature, and Conservative Library Activism.” Library Trends 62.4 (2014): 730-739.

Glassman, Julia. “Stop Speaking for Us: Women-of-Color Bloggers, White Appropriation, and What Librarians Can Do About It.” InterActions: UCLA Journal of Education and Information Studies, vol. 8, no. 1, 2012,

Golomb, Liorah. “Beyond Persepolis: A Bibliographic Essay on Graphic Novels and Comics by Women.” Collection Building, vol. 32, no. 1, 2013, pp. 21-30.

Goswami, Sarbani, et al. “Designing a Classification Scheme on Women’ Studies in India.” Focus on International Library & Information Work, vol. 42, no. 3, Dec. 2011, pp. 84-87.

Graziano, Vince. “LGBTQ Collection Assessment: Library Ownership of Resources Cited by Master’s Students.” College & Research Libraries, vol. 77, no. 1, 2016, pp. 114-127.

Greenblatt, Ellen, ed. Serving LGBTIQ Library and Archives Users: Essays on Outreach Services. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2011.

Gross, Claire. “What Makes a Good YA Coming-Out Novel?” Horn Book Magazine 89.2 (Mar/Apr 2013): 64-70.

Hamilton-Honey, Emily. “Guardians of Morality: Librarians and American Girls’ Series Fiction, 1890-1950.” Library Trends 60.3 (Spring 2012): 765-785.

Hermann-Wilmarth, Jill M., and Caitlyn L. Ryan. “Queering Chapter Books with LGBT Characters for Young Readers: Recognizing and Complicating Representations of Homonormativity.” Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, vol. 37, no. 6, 2016, pp. 846-866.

Horton, Lisa. “Meeting the Needs of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual, Queer, or Questioning Students Through the School Library Collection.” Teacher Librarian, vol. 44, no. 1, 2016, pp. 20-22.

Hughes-Hassell, Sandra, Elizabeth Overberg, and Shannon Harris. “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ)-Themed Literature for Teens: Are School Libraries Providing Adequate Collections?” School Library Research 16 (2013): 1-18.

Hurley, David A., Sarah R. Kostelecky, and Paulita Aguilar. Collection Management, vol. 42, no. 3/4, 2017, pp. 124-129.

Huss, Jeanine M., and Barbara Fiehn. “LGBT Inclusive Elementary Library.” Gender Issues and the Library: Case Studies of Innovative Programs and Resources, edited by Carol Smallwood and Lura Sanborn, MacFarland, 2017, pp. 138-146.

Jardine, Fiona. “Inclusive Information for Trans* Persons.” Public Library Quarterly 32.3 (Jul-Sep 2013): 240-262.

Jorgensen, Anna and Arianna Lechan. “Not Your Mom’s Graphic Novels: Giving Girls a Choice beyond Wonder Woman.” Technical Services Quarterly, vol. 30, no. 3, 2013, pp. 266-284.

Kelly, Barbara. “Reflecting the Lives of Aboriginal Women in Canadian Public Library Collection Development.” Partnership: the Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research 5.2 (Jul 2010): 1-28.

Lee, Kam Yan. “Odd Girl In: Expanding Lesbian Fiction Holdings at Barnard College.” Collection Building 29.1 (2010): 22-26.

Lester, Jasmine Z. “Homonormativity in Children’s Literature: An Intersectional Analysis of Queer-Themed Picture Books.” Journal of LGBT Youth, vol. 11, no. 3, 2014, pp. 244-275.

Mabbott, Cass. “The We Need Diverse Books Campaign and Critical Race Theory: Charlemae Rollins and the Call for Diverse Children’s Books.” Library Trends, vol. 65, no. 4, 2017, pp. 508-522.

McAuley, Alex. “Seeing Through the Fog: Digital Problems and Solutions for Studying Ancient Women.” First Monday 20.4 Web.

McCook, Kathleen de la Peña. “Librarians as Wikipedians.” Progressive Librarian 42 (2014): 61-81.

Miller, Mary Catherine. “Identifying Effective Trans Novels for Adolescent Readers.” Bookbird: A Journal
of International Children’s Literature 52.1 (2014): 83-86.

Möller, Karla J. “Heather is 25! So, What Literature Featuring Gays and Lesbians is Available for Primary Grades Today?” Journal of Children’s Literature, vol. 40, no. 1, 2014, p. 62.

Moulaison Sandy, Heather, Beth M. Brendler, and Karen Kohn. “Intersectionality in LGBT Fiction.” Journal of Documentation, vol. 73, no. 3, May 2017, pp. 432-50.

Oltmann, Shannon. “Creating Space at the Table: Intellectual Freedom Can Bolster Diverse Voices.” Library Quarterly: Information, Community Policy, vol. 87, no. 4, 2017, pp. 410-418.

Oltmann, Shannon M. “They Kind of Rely on the Library: School Librarians Serving LGBT Students.” The Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults, vol. 7, no. 1, 2016, pp. 1-21.

Oltmann, Shannon M. “Variables Related to School Media Center LGBT Collections.” Libri: International Journal of Libraries & Information Services 65.1 (2015): 25-33.

Passet, Joanne E. “Hidden in Plain Sight: Gay and Lesbian Books in Midwestern Public Libraries, 1900-1969. Library Trends 60.4 (Spring 2012): 749-764.

Phillips, Jason D., and Amanda N. Price. “Selected List of GLBT Academic Publications.” Serials Librarian, vol. 63, no. 1, July 2012, pp. 55-81.

Pierce Garry, Candi. “Selection or Censorship? School Librarians and LGBTQ Resources.” School Libraries Worldwide 21.1 (2015): 73-90.

Preer, Jean. “Prepare to Be Challenged!” Library Trends, vol. 62, no. 4, 2014, pp. 759-770.

Rauch, Elisabeth W. “GLBTQ Collections Are for Every Library Serving Teens!” Teacher Librarian 39.1 (Oct 2011): 13-16.

Reed, Kathleen. “Link Established Between LBGT-Friendly Campus Climate Index Scores and Web-Based Resources of Academic Libraries.” Evidence Based Library & Information Practice 8.1 (2013): 79-80.

Rickman, Wendy. “2.5 Million Teens.” Knowledge Quest 43.5 (2015): 22-27.

Scoggins, Rebekah. “Broadening Your Library’s Collection: Implementing a LGBTQIA Collection Development Project.” College & Research Libraries News, vol. 79, no. 3, 2018, pp. 114-116, 126.

Sims, Jonathan. “Law, Gender, and Sexuality at the British Library.” Legal Information Management, vol. 15, no. 1, Mar. 2015, pp. 36-44.

Sokoll, Talya. “Representations of Trans* Youth in Young Adult Literature: A Report and a Suggestion.” Young Adult Library Services 11.4 (Summer 2013): 23-26.

Stepp, Julie. “School Libraries Support of LGBTQ Young Adult Literature.” Queer Adolescent Literature as a Complement to the English Language Arts Curriculum, edited by Paula Greathouse, Brooke Eisenbach, and Joan F. Kaywell, Rowman & Littlefield, 2018, pp. 9-16.

Stringer-Stanback, Kynita. “Young Adult Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ) Non-Fiction Collections and Countywide Anti-Discrimination Policies.” Urban Library Journal 17.1 (Spring 2011): 1-27.

Sullivan, Ashley Lauren, and Laurie Lynne Urraro. “Missing Persons’ Report! Where are the Transgender Characters in Children’s Picture Books?” Bank Street College of Education, Occasional Paper Series, vol. 37, no. 1, 2017, pp. 1-23.

Vincent, John. LGBT People and the UK Cultural Sector: The Response of Libraries, Museums, Archives and Heritage Since 1950. Farnham: Ashgate, 2014.

Wadsworth, Sarah. “Canonicity and the American Public Library: The Case of American Women Writers.” Library Trends 60.3 (Spring 2012): 706-728.

Walker, Lizzy. “Women in Horror Month Stalks the Academic Library: Highlighting Genre and Popular Culture Collections.” Technical Services Quarterly, vol. 35, no. 3, 2018, pp. 246-256.

Weisbard, Phyllis Holman. “More Online Videos for Women’s Studies: An Update to ‘A Torrent of Moving Images.'” Feminist Collections 31.3 (Summer 2010): 20-26.

Wexelbaum, Rachel. “Gay for No Pay: How to Maintain an LGBTQ+ Collection With No Budget.” 18th Annual Brick and Click: An Academic Library Conference, edited by F. Baudino, C. Johnson, N. Young, and B. Weese, Northwest Missouri State University, 2018, pp. 22-29.

Williams, Virginia Kay, and Nancy Deyoe. “Diverse Population, Diverse Collection? Youth Collections in the United States.” Technical Services Quarterly 31.2 (2014): 97-121.

Williams, Virginia Kay, and Nancy Deyoe. “LGBTQ Titles in Academic Library Youth Collections.” Library Resources & Technical Services 59.2 (2015): 62-71.

Yilmaz, Murat. “Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Themed Materials in the Public Libraries in Turkey.” Libri: International Journal of Libraries & Information Services 64.1 (Mar 2014): 11-27.

Zimmer, Michael. “The 2009 West Bend Community Memorial Library Controversy: Understanding the Challenge, the Reactions, and the Aftermath.” Library Trends 62.4 (2014): 721-729.