Gender Studies Collection Development Policy
Librarian: Lynne Thomas
A collection of books, manuscripts, and other materials pertaining to gender studies, including gay, lesbian, transgendered, bisexual, and women’s studies. Special emphases will be on gender studies materials as they relate to religious organizations, winners and nominees of the Lambda Literary Foundation’s Lammie Awards, and winners and nominees of the American Library Association’s Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered Round table (GLBTRT) Awards, now called the Stonewall Award. Emphases will also include periodicals of the Midwest not already held in microfilm. Also includes first editions, limited editions and signed copies whenever possible. Materials include and supplement items in the In All Things Charity Collection on homosexuality and religion, and other items already held in Rare Books and Special Collections. No cut-off date has been set, and recent material continues to be added to the collection.