Midwinter programs of interest: GLBTRT panel and Conversation on Diversity

By John Mack Freeman With a little more than six weeks before Midwinter, many people are starting to plan their conference schedules. Be sure not to miss these programs of special interest to the GLBTRT Membership: Blood Donation: Facts, Fear and Discrimination GLBTRT will be hosting a panel at the 2015 Midwinter Meeting entitled “Blood […]

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From the Chair: Tis the season for fundraising

By Ann K. Symons GLBTRT’s Fund Raising Committee, chaired by Erin Berman, has set a goal to raise $5,000 in 2015.   Part of the money will be to support the Emerging Leader Program, part for Stonewall, and another part to continue our advocacy efforts. We have a great start.  Erin, herself, has raised over $600.00 […]

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Applications open for 2015 Coretta Scott King Book Donation Grants

Via press release Underfunded libraries, schools and non-traditional organizations that provide educational services to children are invited to apply to receive one of three Coretta Scott King Book Donation Grants. Awarded by the Coretta Scott King Book Awards Committee, the grant program provides books submitted for consideration for the Coretta Scott King Book Awards to […]

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Identical twins are invited to take part in two pieces of research on LGB well-being.

Via press release The first study is an online survey study being conducted by our research group at King’s College London and we are recruiting identical twins in which one is gay, lesbian or bisexual and the other is straight. The second is a multi-component study being conducted by our colleagues at the University of […]

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Nominations open for Lemony Snicket Prize for Noble Librarians Faced with Adversity

Via press release CHICAGO — Librarians face adversity every day, whether they are defending a book that has been challenged or fighting to provide services on a limited budget. If you know a beleaguered librarian, now is your chance to give that person some much needed recognition by nominating them for the Lemony Snicket Prize […]

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EBSCO offers seven conference scholarships to attend ALA’s 2015 Annual Conference

Via press release CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) and EBSCO are partnering to offer seven conference sponsorships for librarians to attend the 2015 Annual Conference. The meeting takes place June 25 – June 30, 2015, and offers an opportunity for continuing education, meetings and interaction with colleagues. Each EBSCO scholarship will be in the […]

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New News Resource: Member Presentations and Articles

By John Mack Freeman GLBT News has a new page that will list presentations and articles by members of the Round Table related to LGBT subjects. You can find it here or in the About section drop down menu at the top of the page. A special thanks to Tess Goldwasser and Ellen Bosman for taking on […]

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YALSA awards and grants now available

Via press release YALSA offers a variety of grants and awards to its members who hold positions as librarians who serve young adults. Grant categories range from funding research projects in relation to teens and libraries, travel stipends to ALA conferences, to providing new reading materials to libraries in need. Most applications must be submitted […]

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New LGBT-focused “Flame Con” seeking funding

By John Mack Freeman Geeks Out is an organization that began in 2010 with goal of uniting queer people at geek events and to promote the visibility of LGBT people and issues at these events. They are now taking this one step further by seeking to host their first ever entirely queer-themed convention called “Flame […]

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MoFemmeber seeks aid in collecting, digitizing queer zines

Via Kelly McElroy on the GLBTRT-L list QZAP is a completely grassroots collective which works to collect, digitize, and provide access to queer zines online through their searchable database. In celebration of their 11th anniversary, we are launching MoFemmeBer, a fundraiser and zine-readathon. In order to raise funds, we’re asking folks to get their friends […]

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