The Rainbow Library at Umeå Public Library and Swedish Library Association – Network for LGBTQ Issues at Libraries
“Umeå Public Library started The Rainbow Library in 2012 as a mean in our ambition to include LGBTQ people and fight discrimination and homo- and transphobia.
Highlighting the queer broadens the perspective and therefore provides a higher quality of our library. The Rainbow Library is a concept that includes a web page, a Facebook page, program activities and The Rainbow Bookshelf. We also started the national network for LGBTQ issues in Swedish Library Association in 2012.”
Christer Edeholt (Librarian at Umeå Public Library)
Initiator of The Rainbow Library, The Rainbow Bookshelf and the network for LGBTQ issues in Swedish Library Association in Sweden.
Umeå Public Library is Umeå City’s main library placed in the cultural centre – Väven. Umeå is one of Sweden’s fastest growing cities. The average age of the 116 900 people who live in Umeå is 38. The city offers world-class art, drama, films, industries, music and research. Umeå was European Capital of Culture 2014.
Christer will be speaking on day 3 of the conference