Lately I have been communicating with several librarians in my area to work on my professional network, and recently one of the librarians informed me that based on my presentation to UNC library staff and students about transgender needs in academic libraries, she has created a collection development project for one of the Carolina Academic Library Associates (CALAs) to work on this semester!
This librarian has spoken with the LGBTQ Center and me to develop a solid plan of action for selecting and deselecting materials regarding transgender issues, intersex issues, asexuality, bisexuality, and pansexuality. These areas were chosen because it was felt that these areas are currently lacking in the UNC library collection. Efforts are being made to collect unique materials, meaning they will only overlap with other collections in the catalog (such as the LGBTQ Center) when the materials are popular and deemed particularly relevant, and emphasis will be given to deselecting materials in these areas at the request of the LGBTQ Center. This is likely due to the age and lack of circulation of some of the materials in the main library collection.
It is currently unclear whether these newly-collected materials will be made visible through particular collections by discipline (namely Women's and Gender Studies and Sexuality Studies), LibGuides, the catalog, or a combination of the three, but I know I am ecstatic to be included in the planning of such an exciting collection development effort.
I have been invited to provide further comments to help develop the project, so if any of my readers have any suggestions you'd like me to pass along, please post them in the form of a comment and I would be happy to make sure your idea is heard. Otherwise I will continue to check in periodically to see how the project is progressing and assist as needed.