Current Scholarship Roundup: Youtube, Story Time, WSQ Call for Papers

By Emilia R. Marcyk

Scholarship and academic news that addresses LGBTQ identities and concerns, of interest to librarians and information professionals


  • Green, Michael, Ania Bobrowicz, and Chee Siang Ang. “The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual And Transgender Community Online: Discussions of Bullying and Self-Disclosure in Youtube Videos.” Behaviour & Information Technology 34.7 (2015): 704-712.

How and why do LGBT individuals share bullying stories through Youtube? A new article from Behaviour & Information Technology explores possible reasons why LGBT content creators share personal narratives online, which include the desire to “seek friendship, support and provide empathy.”

  •  Roberts, Megan. “Under The Rainbow.” Children & Libraries: The Journal of the Association for Library Service to Children 13.2 (2015): 3-4.

An article published in the Summer 2015 issue of Children & Libraries  charts the development of a children’s story time at the LGBT Center at the Raleigh Library, in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina. The program was the recipient of the ALSC/Candlewick Press “Light the Way: Outreach to the Underserved” Grant in 2014.

  • “Forthcoming GLBT Publications, 2015.” Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries 52.10 (2015): 1613-1616.

Choice has released its list of forthcoming GLBT publications for 2015. Part of Choice’s “Forthcoming” series, the list covers soon-to-be released books in areas including general GLBT Studies, Humanities, Social Sciences and Science & Technology.

Call for Papers

We solicit paper proposals that are theoretical, conceptual and/or empirical on a wide range of topics relating to queer methods, including but not limited to the following:

[Edited to emphasize topics of interest to library and information science]

*What practices and protocols can we establish for constructing queer archives? And how can we index or historicize the ways queer methods change over time and across locations?
*What methods and techniques can advance queer library sciences? Performance studies? Dis/ability studies? Trans* studies?
*How can “big data” produce queer subjectivities, bodies, and populations?
*What procedures should we employ for queer oral histories? Queer reading strategies?
*How can we queer the case study approach?
*What methodologies can we devise for conducting LGBTQ campus climate surveys?

Materials received by September 15, 2015 will receive first consideration. The complete call for papers and editor contact information is on WSQ’s website.



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