Rae Lee Siporin Library

The Rae Lee Siporin Library is one of the largest library of its kind at a college or university with nearly 4000 books and periodicals written for and about LGBTQ people. Students, faculty, and staff may study here, research the holdings, or plug in their own laptops to work. Books may be read here or checked out with your UC identification. Through a generous grant from the Liberty Hill Foundation, the library has been fully cataloged and is easily searched. Candace Lewis was hired in 2004 as a graduate level librarian, to catalogue the library and prepare it for use. Since then, Candace has encouraged the UCLA School of Information Science to establish the Rae Lee Siporin Library as a training site for other graduate level Information Science students who have made the Library accessible via our website. We are deeply grateful to those very talented and dedicated students

The Rae Lee Siporin Library is run by a graduate student in the Library and Information Science program at UCLA. 

Christina Thompson
Rae Lee Siporin Library Intern

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Spring 2016 hours: Mondays 3-5pm, Wednesdays 9:15am-1:15pm, Thursdays 3-6pm

A graduate of NYU with a B.F.A. in Film and Television Production, Christina is currently earning a Master of Library and Information Science at UCLA. She hopes to understand the threads that connect communities, both physical and digital, to information. With a specialization in Library Services and Informatics, she is excited to develop the skills that will help her enjoy a long and creative career as an information professional.

Christina identifies as a straight, feminist, woman of color who is passionate about diversity in media. Her hobbies include photography, creative writing, surfing, and of course….reading.