The University of Kansas Libraries
IS Diversity Committee Event
July 30, 2008: Guest Speaker, KU Librarian Tami Albin
Computer Center Auditorium, 1:30- 3:00
When Tami and her partner Sherrie moved for work, they thought they would only last 12 months in Kansas. They assumed, to quote Daffyd, from the Brit-COM, Little Britain, that they would be “the only gay[s] in the village.” Much to their surprise, they were not the only gays on their street! Over the past six years, Tami has met a variety of GLBTIQ (gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer) people who have chosen to live in Kansas. This includes individuals who were born and raised in Kansas, people who have moved to Kansas, and even people who have left and then moved back to Kansas. Why do members of the GLBTIQ community choose to call Kansas their home? Through multiple KU and KU Libraries research grants Tami has embarked on creating the first open access oral collection in Kansas via KU ScholarWorks.
Join Tami for an informative discussion and multimedia presentation about the Under the Rainbow project.
Tami Albin is presently the Undergraduate Instruction and Outreach Librarian for KU Libraries, the Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Subject Specialist and the Director for Under the Rainbow: Oral Histories of GLBTIQ People in Kansas.