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Workshops/presentations

My workshops and presentations provide a way to educate groups about supporting trans and gender diverse people. These can be for libraries, colleges, businesses, or any other group or institution.

The base prices below are for online sessions, using Zoom or whatever other platform you prefer (to be hosted by the hiring organization). Fees for in-person sessions will include travel expenses, so contact me to work out details.

Some of these sessions have the option of an additional presenter, which I recommend if possible; we're both trans people who bring different areas of expertise and perspectives from our own experiences. Kalani Adolpho (they/them) is a mixed Kanaka Maoli (Native Hawaiian) non-binary trans archivist. They are the Processing Archivist for Manuscripts & Archives Management at University of Miami Libraries, and a former diversity resident librarian of University of Wisconsin-Madison. They hold a B.A. in History and an MLIS from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Kalani writes and presents on Indigenous and trans and gender diverse description issues in libraries, as well as trans and gender diverse inclusion more broadly. They are especially interested in Indigenous gender systems.

  • Trans 101 (1 hour): This is for those who have little or no current knowledge about trans and gender diverse people. The session will cover the basics of what gender identity is and how to support trans and gender diverse people. The focus will be on the nuances and complexities of gender and how to break cisnormative habits. Participants will gain practical guidance on gender inclusive practices as well as tools to continue learning. This is a one-hour presentation, including Q&A.

    • $300 plus travel expenses, if applicable.

    • With Kalani Adolpho: $500 plus travel expenses, if applicable.

  • Trans 101 for Libraries (1 hour): This will cover the basics of what gender identity is and how to support trans and gender diverse people, with examples drawn from various types of library work to demonstrate the role and importance of gender inclusion in libraries. The focus will be on the nuances and complexities of gender and how to break cisnormative habits. Participants will gain practical guidance on gender inclusive practices as well as tools to continue learning. This is a one-hour presentation, including Q&A.

    • $300 plus travel expenses, if applicable.

    • With Kalani Adolpho: $500 plus travel expenses, if applicable.

  • Trans and gender diverse inclusion for libraries (2 hours): This starts with Trans 101, with an emphasis on the nuances and complexities of treating trans people respectfully and how to learn more about gender identity. The session then covers basic recommended practices for library workers on how to support trans and gender diverse patrons and employees. Resources will be shared for learning more about trans inclusion in specific aspects of library work. Time is provided for in-depth discussion and questions about specific topics or examples. This is a two-hour session; it can be done all at once or broken into two parts (the first on Trans 101, the second on recommended practices for libraries).

    • $600 plus travel expenses, if applicable.

    • With Kalani Adolpho: $1,000 plus travel expenses, if applicable.

  • Trans and gender diverse inclusion for a specific department or type of library work: Once employees are familiar with the basics of trans inclusion and how it relates to libraries, they can begin to address issues and strategies that relate to their area (e.g. access services or cataloging). This session is a facilitated discussion on a particular topic. It will not be a formal presentation; instead, I will offer guidance and suggest resources for library workers as they discuss their department's specific needs and goals. A one-hour session is $200 plus travel expenses, if applicable.

  • Trans and gender diverse inclusion for your workplace (2+ hours): This includes Trans 101, with an emphasis on the nuances and complexities of treating trans people respectfully and how to learn more about gender identity. The main focus is on how employees can support trans and gender diverse people in the workplace (this includes coworkers as well as customers, patrons, and/or students). Specifics will be tailored to the particular business or institution. Pricing starts at $600 plus travel expenses and depends on the time and the type of content; contact me for more information.

  • Other: Do you have a need not listed here? I will happily work with you to develop an appropriate session.

Consultations

Are your materials and practices welcoming to trans and gender diverse people? If you haven't gone out of your way to make them so, probably not. This isn't unusual, but it does need to be fixed. Using my research on gender inclusion, as well as my personal experiences as a trans person, I can work with you to make your systems more inclusive for people of all genders. Consultations can be anything from a quick review of a job posting to an extended conversation about an event or workplace situation.

Consultation pricing is $150 per hour, with a 30-minute/$75 minimum.

  • Hiring: Review job postings, application forms, and interview practices to help trans and gender diverse people feel more comfortable applying for jobs at your institution.

  • Language: Look over websites, policies, and other material to eliminate transphobic and cisnormative content.

  • Best practices: Discuss practices for events, spaces, and policies to create a trans-friendly environment.

  • Specific situations: Suggest how to respond to particular situations involving trans and gender diverse people.

  • Anything else: Contact me with your situation and ask! I can't help with everything, but I will work with you on anything that falls within my realm of expertise.

If you are interested in a workshop, presentation, or consultation, contact me to discuss details and pricing.