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From Queer to Gay and Back Again: GLBTQ Literature for Teens

Picture of Dr. Jenkins with the text Archives, Museums, and Sexuality Series Lecture

The Libraries, Archives, Museums, and Sexuality Series continues on November 17, 2008, with a lecture by Dr. Christine Jenkins entitled "From Queer to Gay and Back Again: GLBTQ Literature for Teens" in the Malpass Library, room 180, at 2 pm. Dr. Jenkins is an associate professor in the Graduate School of Library and Information Science and the director of the Center for Children's Books at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is a former school librarian and a scholar of the literature and reading habits of children and young adults with a special focus on attempts to censor books for young readers.

The Libraries, Archives, Museums, and Sexuality Series is sponsored by Western’s University Committee on Sexual Orientation and University Libraries. The event is free and open to the public.

For more information about the lecture and the series of which it is a part please contact Dr. William Thompson, associate professor in the University Libraries, at 309-298-2785 ext. 7 or WA-Thompson@wiu.edu.