The authors take as a given that all libraries should include books on Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) issues. This article discusses the challenges of collection development in this area and the factors that necessitate LGBTQ Jewish materials' inclusion in Jewish academic, school, synagogue, and community libraries. The article makes recommendations for a range of Jewish libraries on what essential books and movies on this topic are.
Author Biography & Related Information
Sheryl Stahl is the Senior Associate Librarian at the Frances-Henry Library of the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. She is also the Vice President of Membership of the Association of Jewish Libraries. Dr. Joel L. Kushner is the Director of the Kalsman Institute on Judaism and Health; the founding Director of the Institute for Judaism and Sexual Orientation; and the Director of the Jeff Herman Virtual Resource Center for Sexual Orientation Issues in the Jewish Community at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion.
Stahl, Sheryl F. & JoelL. Kushner.
"Be-tzelem Elohim—In the Image of God: Identifying Essential Jewish LGBTQ Books for Jewish Libraries."