GLBTRT Chair Roland Hansen sent out an e-mail today asking for anyone who was able to assist with preparations and clean-up for the Social in Las Vegas. Volunteers are needed for: Shopping:Â Buying supplies at Costco and transporting them to Center from 2-5pm Set-Up:Â Most of the food will come on disposable trays, etc, but there […]
The program planning committee is pleased to announce this yearâ€™s GLBT RT sponsored programs for ALA Annual in Vegas! Both of our programs this year are on Saturday. First up, is theÂ Amelia Bloomer Project and Rainbow Project Author Panel The Amelia Bloomer Project (FTF/SRRT) and the Rainbow Project (SRRT/GLBTRT) are collaborating for the first time […]
Congratulations to the Charleston (SC) Friends of the Library and the LGBT Center of Raleigh Library! They are two of the seven winners this year of $1,000 grants from the Freedom to Read Foundationâ€™s Judith F. Krug Memorial Fund for events celebrating Banned Books Week this fall. Charleston will focus on the recent state legislature […]
For anyone attending the Annual Conference in Las Vegas next month, the scheduler is now live. If you would like to see what the GLBTRT has going on, you can click here to view the list. Also, as someone asked on the e-mail list this week, details about the social on Sunday night will be […]
The results of the recent ALA elections are in, and here are the results for the GLBTRT: Total ballots cast: 295 GLBTRT Bylaws Amendment: Yes: 96.7% No: 2.3% Chair Peter Coyl: 98.6% Secretary Melody Ann Townley: 73.9% Robert Ridinger: 25.7% Directors-At-Large Ana Elisa De Campos Salles: 64.8% Larry Romans: 64.1% Matthew Ciszek: 68.7% Sherry Lynn […]
Via e-mail from Sherry Machones Did you know that the GLBTRT has a Buddy Program? The goal of this program is to bring together active round table members with new and/or prospective members or members becoming active for the first time or after a long absence. The program is formally for only one conference but […]
GLBTRT member John Mack Freeman has been awarded this year’s Gordon M. Conable Conference Scholarship from the Freedom to Read Foundation. The full press release can be found here. Congratulations, Mack!
Only one out of the top ten of ALAâ€™s 2013 challenged books is for homosexuality â€“ The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Are values changing? View all ten books in the slideshow below.
Stonewall Books Awards Chair, Peter Coyl, will appear on the Lambda Weekly radio program on Sunday, April 13, from 1-2 pm (CT). The program will be broadcast live on KNON 89.3 FM and live streamed at http://www.knon.org/ First aired in 1983, the program is the longest running LGBT show on the air. It is hosted […]
Event grants for Banned Books Week from the Judith F. Krug Memorial Fund of the Freedom to Read Foundation are available until April 30. These are $1,000 and/or $2,500 to support â€œRead-Outsâ€ or other activities to commemorate the week on September 21-27, 2014. During its five years, the Krug fund has supported 28 projects; photos […]