GLBTRT Election Results

456 ballots were cast for the round table this year with results as follows. Congratulations to all involved! Proposal to rename the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Round Table to one of the two options presented: Vote Option 1 or Option 2 Rainbow Round Table (RRT) 225 51.6% Elected Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer […]

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On the Diversification of Stonewall Winners and Honorees

Recently, there has been online discussion of the Stonewall Awards, specifically regarding the Children’s and Young Adult winners and honorees being skewed toward cisgender, queer male characters.  While we recognize that  many of the winners/honorees from the awards’ first few years contained main characters of those identities, we also know that those were the characters […]

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GLBT Round Table Statement against Racism, Harassment, and Bullying

The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) expresses its support and stands in solidarity with ALA members who have experienced racism, discrimination, and microaggressions within our association, most recently, but certainly not only at the 2019 ALA Midwinter Meeting. We are categorically opposed to the harassment and aggression toward people of color in […]

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REMINDER: Run for GLBTRT Office!

ALA Presidential candidates have been announced, petitions for additional candidates have been filed. It’s time to look ahead to the 2019 ALA Elections! GLBTRT does not have a nominating committee and anyone who wants to run for office can do so by using ALA’s online election form. The ALA Elections bio-app system is now up and […]

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Call for GLBTRT Buddy Program Participants & Volunteers

Dear GLBTRT Members, The Membership Promotion Committee is gearing up for ALA Midwinter in Seattle and we need your participation! The Buddy Program is back and we are looking for volunteers to serve as buddies and for current/new/prospective members who would like to be paired with a buddy. This is a great opportunity to expand […]

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Matching Gift to GLBTRT – 11/27/2018

Please consider donating to our round table! GLBTRT is eligible for matching funds up to $2,000 for any donations to the RT given on Giving Tuesday (November 27). The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender (GLBT) Round Table of the American Library Association is committed to serving the information needs of the GLBT professional library community, […]

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Congrats to our 2019 Emerging Leader!

We are delighted to announce Hannah Bowser, MLIS will be the GLBT-RT‘s 2019 Emerging Leader. Hannah will be joining the team working on the GLBT-RT archive in celebration of the RT’s 50th anniversary. Hannah is Virtual Services Librarian at New Hanover County Library in Wilmington, NC. She earned her MLIS at the University of Alabama. […]

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Advocacy: Book Burning in Iowa

Orange City Public Library is not currently responding to a recent Facebook Live video in which library-owned LGBTQIA books were burned by a local “pro-life, pro-family” activist during the city’s annual “OC Pride” event. It might be kind to offer letters of support to both local librarians and LGBTQIA organizations. Please note, no one has […]

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