There’s quite a bit going on in Seattle in a couple of weeks and we thought it would be good to highlight some of the GLBTRT offerings. The Executive Board meeting on Saturday, January 26 from 8:30 – 10 AM at the Washington State Convention Center in Room 203 is open to all members. An […]
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 […]
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 […]
By Ashley R. Lierman I Am Jazz, a new documentary series airing on TLC, follows the life of 14-year-old Jazz Jennings, a trans girl and outspoken trans youth activist, reports The Advocate. Jennings is one of an increasing number of prominent trans people in the media, but certainly much younger than most of her contemporaries […]
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!
The GLBT Round Table will feature a discussion of book challenges, censorship and banned books as part of its ALA Midwinter Conference schedule. The event is scheduled for Saturday, January 26 from 10:30 to 11:30 at theÂ The Fairmont Olympic Hotel, 411 University Street, Seattle, WA. The session will feature Angela Maycock, Assistant Director of the […]
The following is a message from Peter Hepburn, the GLBTRT’sÂ Councilor. Â He is a representative of the GLBTRT on ALA Council, the governing body of ALA. Midwinter 2011 in San Diego, CA, has wrapped up, and I am most of the way home to Chicago (starting this on the plane home, finishing it in my office). […]
Our own Stonewall Childrenâ€™s and Young Adult Literature Award is featured prominently in a American Libraries article about the coming announcement of the Youth Media Award winners. The event will happen on Monday, January 10, from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. in San Diego California during the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting. The coveted awards honor […]