‘A Name You Should Know’ Apology

By A. Faulkner It has come to my attention that the ‘A Name You Should Know’ article series has potentially given the mistaken impression that the individuals featured were interviewed for these articles; they were not.  The ‘A Name You Should Know’ pieces were written solely by pulling information from a variety of articles in […]


Montclair Names New Director (GLBTRT’s 2016-17 Chair!)

By Thomas Maxheimer Peter D. Coyl, the 2016-17 GLBTRT Chair, has been named the new Director at the Montclair Public Library in NJ! Let’s all say, “Congratulations Peter!!!” More at: http://www.northjersey.com/story/news/essex/montclair/2017/02/02/montclair-library-names-new-director/97155060/  


SUNYLA 2017 Annual Conference

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The State University of New York Library Association (SUNYLA) has extended the deadline for submissions to its 2017 Annual Conference. Proposals are now due February 14, 2017 (link to the proposal submission form). This year’s SUNYLA Annual Conference will “celebrate libraries as institutions supporting inquiry and access to information while exploring opportunities for inclusivity in […]


Rainbow Book List Released

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The GLBTRT released its list of outstanding titles for children and young adults on January 25. The Rainbow Book List is an annotated bibliography released each year. It highlights quality fiction and non-fiction (picture books, middle grade, and young adult) that authentically represents gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender experiences. Top Ten Rainbow List Books  I’m […]


Lambda Literary Announces 1st Annual Lambda LitFest Los Angeles

By A. Faulkner This literary festival will take place March 6-12, 2017.  In addition to honoring LGBTQ writers in southern California, the festival will include readings, workshops, pop-up events, entertainment and discussions about LGBTQ literature and publishing.  For more information: http://www.lambdaliterary.org/features/news/01/31/announcing-1st-annual-lambda-litfest-los-angeles/.


Ann K. Symons Elected ALA Honorary Member

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By Emilia Marcyk Long-time LGBTQ advocate Ann K. Symons was named as an ALA Honorary Member at Midwinter 2017. The honor recognizes her contributions to intellectual freedom, access and service to the LGBTQ community. She will receive official recognition during the Opening General Session at ALA Annual in 2017. Symons was previously awarded the ALA […]


Over the Rainbow List Released

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The GLBTRT released its list of outstanding titles for adults at ALA Midwinter. The Over the Rainbow Project releases an annotated bibliography each year highlighting quality fiction and non-fiction for adults that authentically represents gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender experiences. Top Ten Over the Rainbow List Books The Firebrand and the First Lady: Portrait of […]


Current Scholarship Roundup: Queer Geekdom, GSAs, and more

By Emilia R. Marcyk This round-up features scholarship and academic news that addresses LGBTQ identities and concerns, of interest to librarians, educators, and information professionals. Publications Dadas, Caroline. “Messy Methods: Queer Methodological Approaches to Researching Social Media.” Computers & Composition 40 (2016): 60-72. URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compcom.2016.03.007 Using a queer methodological approach, Dadas explores the ethical quandaries […]


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 […]


Current Scholarship Roundup: LGBTQ Identities Online, Archives and more

By Emilia R. Marcyk Scholarship and academic news that addresses LGBTQ identities and concerns, of interest to librarians and information professionals Publications DeNardis, Laura, and Andrea M. Hackl. “Internet Control Points as LGBT Rights Mediation.” Information, Communication & Society6 (2016): 753-770. URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1369118X.2016.1153123  How does the structure and governance of the internet help or hinder […]