By John Mack Freeman Last week at Midwinter, the 2015 Over the Rainbow List was announced. The top ten titles are: Excluded: Making Feminist and Queer Movements More Inclusive. By Julia Serano. Gender Failure. By Ivan Coyote and Rae Spoon. Living Out Islam: Voices of Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Muslims. By Scott Siraj al-Haqq Kugle. […]
By John Mack Freeman The proposed bylaws change mentioned earlier in the news here has been tabled for more discussion. If you have any questions about this, please contact the Executive Board.
By Peter Coyl The 2015 Stonewall Book Awards were announced yesterday and today by the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) of the American Library Association (ALA), during the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Chicago. The Stonewall Book Awards – Mike Morgan & Larry Romans Children’s and Young Adult Literature Award, part of the ALA Youth Media Awards, […]
By John Mack Freeman The Executive Board of the GLBTRT has proposed several changes to the bylaws of the organization. Comments are welcomed on the GLBTRT listserv or via direct comment to the Board. The documents are also available in the ALA Connect space for GLBTRT. The proposed changes can be seen below: A special […]
By Peter Coyl Fellow RT Members: If you will be at ALA MW this coming week, please note the following RT events taking place. Of particular note is our panel discussion Sunday morning about blood donations. Our Executive Board meeting is open to all and we encourage members to come see how the Round Table […]
Via press release CHICAGO — In recognition of National Blood Donor Month, Librarians Build Communities (LBC), a Membership Initiative Group of the American Library Association (ALA), has organized a community blood drive during the 2015 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Chicago. Conference attendees are encouraged to join LBC in this life-saving event on Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, and Sunday, […]
By John Mack Freeman A new speaker has been confirmed for the panel “Blood Donations: Facts, Fears, and Discrimination” at ALA Midwinter 2015. Congressman Mike Quigley, Democrat from the Illinois 5th Congressional District, will be joining the panel. We encourage all members and interested parties to attend!
Via press release The ALA Task Force on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion was created in the spring of 2014 by then ALA President, Barbara Stripling. The Task Force is currently in the information-gathering phase. To aid with information gathering, it has launched a series of short surveys to be conducted at times to coincide with […]
By Ann Symons and Peter Coyl Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA: June 25-30, 2015 Registration/housing/TICKETED EVENTS open tomorrow at noon Central, January 12, 2015. Participation in the San Francisco Pride Parade is a ticketed event open only to GLBTRT members. We will join the San Francisco Public Library Contingent. THERE ARE A LIMITED NUMBER OF TICKETS […]
By John Mack Freeman (via Roland Hansen) The GLBTRT Midwinter Social will be held: Sunday February 1st 6-8pm Columbia College Chicago Library 624 S. Michigan Avenue, 2nd Floor The suggested door charge is $5, though all donations will be welcomed and accepted. A special 45th anniversary anniversary treat will kick off the evening. The Stonewall […]