Design a site like this with WordPress.com
Get started

Trans Inclusion in LIS Presenter List

This is a list of people who can give presentations, lead trainings, consult, or otherwise provide information on how libraries can be more inclusive of people of all gender identities. For specifics about content, format, and cost, contact people individually.

Please note that all information here is submitted by the individual presenters. Presence on the list does not indicate endorsement, and those looking for presenters should exercise their own judgement when hiring one.

If you do this type of work and would like to be added to the list, fill out this form.

  • Kalani Adolpho (they/them or he/him). Trainings, workshops, consultations, presentations, webinars. Topics: trans and gender diversity 101 (includes gender outside the cis/trans binary, and outside of the West), trans and gender diverse inclusion in libraries and archives, trans and gender diverse inclusion for employees, trans and gender diverse inclusive description/metadata practices, consultation on trans and gender diverse inclusion policies, manuals, trans and gender diverse inclusive description and metadata, etc. Pricing depends on time commitment. No in-person options for now.
    • Contact: adolphok@vcu.edu
    • Location: Richmond, VA, USA
  • Mark Bieraugel (they/them). Trainings, workshops, consultations, presentations. Topics: making your workplace welcoming for non-binary and genderqueer employees. Pricing depends on time commitment and number of participants. Travel expenses and honorarium required for in-person events. Flexible for online options.
    • Contact: mbieraug@calpoly.edu
    • Location: Central Coast of California
  • Kylie Terra Burnham (she/they). Trainings, workshops, consultations, presentations, webinars. Topics: gender diversity 101, gender diverse inclusion for the workplace, gender diverse inclusion for educators, consultation on gender diverse inclusive policies, manuals, forms, etc. Pricing is dependent on time commitment and number of participants. Travel expenses and honorarium required for in-person events. Free/sliding scale pricing for marginalized communities.
    • Contact: Kylie.Burnham@tufts.edu
    • Location: Cambridge, MA, USA
  • Shanna Hollich (they/them or she/her). Online or in-person trainings, workshops, consultations, presentations, webinars, CE and for-credit courses (both teaching and course development). Topics: gender/sexuality/trans 101, equity and diversity in libraries and library education, trans-inclusive management, trans-inclusive patron service, trans inclusion in libraries (public, academic, K-12 school, and special/federal). Pricing is dependent on time commitment and number of participants. Travel expenses also required for in-person events. Reduced/sliding scale pricing for marginalized communities.
    • Contact: shollich@gmail.com
    • Location: Pennsylvania / Washington DC metro area, USA
  • Stephen G. Krueger (ey/em or he/him/his). Online or in-person trainings, workshops, consultations, presentations, webinars. Topics: trans 101, trans inclusion in libraries (especially academic), trans inclusion for employees and coworkers, facilitated discussion on trans inclusion for specific types of library work. Pricing is $300 for a 1-hour session, $600 for a two-hour session, $150/hour for consultations, $3/minute for Q&A/discussion (see website for details).
    • Location: New Hampshire, USA
  • Ray Lockman (they/them/theirs). Trainings, workshops, consultations, presentations, CE and for-credit courses. Topics: gender/sexuality 101, equity and diversity in libraries and library education, trans-competent supervision, trans-competent patron service, trans workplace inclusion. Pricing depends on time commitment and number of participants. Travel expenses and honorarium required for in-person events.
    • Contact: raylockmanconsulting@gmail.com or on LinkedIn
    • Location: Minneapolis, MN
  • Krista McCracken. Webinars, presentations, workshops. Online or in-person. Topics: gender 101, trans workplace inclusion, trans inclusion in archival practice, Canadian specific content. Pricing depends on number of participants. Travel expenses and honorarium required for in-person. Honorarium required for online. Flexible community pricing.
    • Location: Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada
  • K.R. Roberto. Online or in-person trainings, workshops, consultations, presentations, webinars. Topics: trans 101, trans issues in cataloging, trans inclusion in libraries, making library workplaces trans-friendly. Pricing depends on time commitment and number of participants. Travel expenses required for in-person events. Flexible for online options.
    • Contact: kr.roberto@gmail.com
    • Location: Northern Illinois, USA
  • G Trupp (they/them). Webinars, presentations, workshops. Topics: trans 101, trans inclusion in school libraries, graphic books and student engagement, LGBTQIA+ school librarianship, LGBTQIA+ literature and programming for children and teens, Project Based Learning and school libraries. Pricing depends on time commitment and number of participants. Travel expenses required for in-person events. Flexible for online options.
    • Contact: frankygtrupp@gmail.com
    • Location: Southern California
  • Heath Umbreit (they/them). Presentations, workshops, trainings. Topics: General information about trans/nonbinary people, concrete actions for supporting trans/nonbinary employees and clients, how to identify and push back against mis- and disinformation about LGBTQ+ issues. Pricing is contingent on time commitment, content, and resources of organization; reduced pricing available for small nonprofits/underfunded industries and marginalized communities. In-person or virtual options available. Travel compensation required for in-person commitments.
    • Contact: humbreit@minlib.net
    • Location: Boston, MA
  • Jayne Walters (she/her/hers). Trainings, consultations, presentations. Topics: Developing Welcoming Spaces for LGBTQ+, Think Forward – Not Straight: Understanding the LGBTQ+ Spectrum, Read the Rainbow: An LGBTQIA+ Reader’s Advisory for Preschool & Youth, Read the Rainbow: An LGBTQIA+ Reader’s Advisory for Teens, The Kids are not Alright: Why LGBTQIA+ Representation in Literature Matters, From the Closet to Public Speaking, The Safe Space, and more. Pricing depends on time commitment and number of participants. Travel expenses and honorarium required for in-person events. Flexible for online options. All base prices are negotiable based on circumstances.
    • Contact: bookwormjww@yahoo.com, or on LinkedIn
    • Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Bri(an M.) Watson (they/them/theirs). Workshops, consultations, presentations, webinars. Topics: Homosaurus LGBTQ+ Linked Data Vocabulary, DEIA/Linked Data, Equitable Cataloging in GLAMS (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums, and Special Collections) broadly, discuss the Trans Metadata Collective or Name Change Policy Working Group. Pricing is dependent on time commitment and number of participants. Travel expenses and honorarium required for in-person events. Flexible for online options and free/reduced/sliding scale pricing for marginalized communities.
    • Contact: brimwats@mail.ubc.ca
    • Location: Vancouver, Canada; willing to travel for expenses/honoraria.
  • Sophie Ziegler (they/them). Presentations, webinars, workshops, consulting. Topics: trans-inclusive/trans-focused programming and outreach, inclusive collection building, archival reparative description, documenting queer history and contemporary activism, oral history project planning. Pricing: Base pay determined by group size and event length. Please contact for details. Discounts available for community groups.