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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GLBTRT 2019 President’s Program: Call for Panelists

The GLBT Round Table is looking for presenters for a panel at ALA Annual titled “Intersectionality and the Experience of LGBTQ Library Folks.” Are you part of the LGBTQIA/queer community? Do you hold multiple intersecting identities? We would love to hear from you! Please send a short statement (2 paragraphs) to Cynthia Ledbetter (cledbetter@auburnalabama.org) describing […]

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Think About Running for a GLBTRT Office!

Terms begin after Annual Conference 2019…. *Please share this widely* Dear GLBTRT Colleagues: 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 […]

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GLBTRT Seeks Nominations for Awards

Nominations are now open!  For more information about the awards and links to the nomination forms, please use the links below.  Membership in the GLBTRT is not a requirement.  Please feel free to share this widely. The deadline for the 2019 awards are Monday, December 10, 2018 at 4pm Central. GLBTRT Award for Political Activism The […]

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Volunteer for the Stonewall Book Award, Rainbow Book List, and Over the Rainbow Book List Committees!

  Yes, it’s that time of year! Are you passionate about books with queer representation? Feel like telling everyone you know about that awesome LGBTQ+ book you couldn’t put down? If you do, AND you want to get involved in the GLBTRT, then volunteer for one of our five awesome Stonewall Book Award and Book […]

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Volunteer to represent GLBTRT on ALA’s Committee on Legislation

Are you a GLBTRT member who regularly attends Midwinter and Annual? Looking to get more involved in the GLBTRT and love learning about the latest ALA legislative engagements at the federal, state, and local level? Then we want to hear from you! The GLBTRT is currently looking for a Representative to the ALA’s Committee on Legislation (CoL). […]

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T-shirt sales end soon!

Our summer fundraising tshirt sale is almost over! If you missed the GLBTRT tshirt sale at ALA Annual or weren’t able to attend, here is your chance to own this awesome tshirt which honors the GLBTRT’s legacy and celebrates its upcoming 50th anniversary! Proceeds go back to the GLBTRT.  The sale ends tomorrow,  August 31 […]

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ALA 2016 Schedule for GLBTRT Events

Saturday, 6/25 8:00am-8:30am                   Orlando Memorial with REFORMA (OCCC Auditorium) 8:45am-11:00am              GLBTRT Executive Board Meeting (Hyatt Bayhill 20) 11:30am-12:30pm            GLBTRT Membership Meeting (Hyatt Bayhill 18) 3:00-4:00pm                    The […]

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School Is In: Getting (and Keeping) LGBTQ Books in the Library

By Elizabeth Gartley June is GLBT Book Month! While I’m excited to take the time to celebrate LGBTQ literature in libraries, I still often find myself in the position of trying to get (and keep) LGBTQ books into school libraries so that they can be celebrated. From my own observations, schools and school libraries still […]

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