News Committee seeks recent GLBT-related articles and presentations

By Tess Goldwasser The GLBTRT News Committee needs your help!  We want to showcase the scholarly impact of RT members and GLBT librarians on the overall profession.  We are looking for recent (2013-14) articles and presentations on topics related to GLBT issues and librarianship.   Articles and presentations should appear in major venues, such as a […]

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Opportunity: Research in LGBTQ Open Access trends

Via Bill Cohen If any academic librarian has been doing research on Open Access trends in LGBTQ content areas, Harrington Park Press would be interested in hearing from them. Please contact Bill Cohen (bcohen [at] harringtonparkrpress [dot] com if you are interested or if you would like more information. Feel free to share this with anyone you feel […]

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Spirit Day to be celebrated on October 16

By John Mack Freeman GLAAD’s annual anti-bullying Spirit Day will be taking place this year on October 16th. LGBTQ persons and their supporters are encouraged to wear purple to promote awareness of the problems that bullying causes. Via press release: Spirit Day, which will take place on October 16, inspires millions to wear purple or […]

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Lesbian Herstory Archives Raffles NY Comic Con Tickets

Via press release The Lesbian Herstory Archives is raffling off 2, 4-DAY passes to New York Comic Con (October 9- 12th @ Jacob Javitz) in honor of our 40th Anniversary. To enter just donate $10.00 to LHA via our Network For Good fundraising page through 11:59pm October 5th. Type “NYCC” in the Designation box. You […]

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LJ Seeking Movers and Shakers Nominations

By John Mack Freeman Library Journal is seeking nominations for this year’s list of Movers & Shakers. Via their website, “Our 14th annual Movers & Shakers coverage will profile 50-plus up-and-coming individuals who are innovative, creative, and making a difference.” The nominations are due by November 7. Submitters can fill out the form here:http://lj.libraryjournal.com/movers-and-shakers/nominations/ or, […]

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ALA 2015 Scholarship application now available

Via press release. CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) has more than $300,000 for students who are studying in library science or school library media programs at the master’s degree level.  Scholarships typically range from $1,500 to $7,000 per student per year.  The application and instructions are available on-line. There are many types of scholarships available […]

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From the Chair – Stonewall: Where are the volunteers?

By Ann K. Symons, Chair Last year when I was Chair-elect, my main job was to do committee appointments – except for the Stonewall, Rainbow and Over the Rainbow Committees.  Those committee appointments were done by the Chair, Roland Hansen.  I would, however, look at the long lists of members who volunteered for these appointments […]

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TransTech to offer training academy for aspiring trans coders

By John Mack Freeman Angelica Ross recently founded TransTech as a nonprofit in Chicago. Having personally experienced the trials that can affect trans people in the workplace and during job searches, Ross is seeking to help others avoid many of the trials that she had to go through. Via The Advocate: “TransTech emerged from my […]

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Opportunity: Five Awards/Grants Open for Applications

By John Mack Freeman (all awards info are direct quotes from ALA press releases) Sara Jaffarian School Library Program Award for Exemplary Humanities Programming The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office is now accepting nominations for the 2015 Sara Jaffarian School Library Program Award for Exemplary Humanities Programming. School libraries, public or private, that […]

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Special Edition: Call for Volunteers for Stonewall, Rainbow Project, and Over the Rainbow

By Ann Symons, Chair Appointments for Stonewall Book Awards Committee, Rainbow Project Committee and Over the RainbowCommittee will be made this fall.  The time to volunteer is now through October 15th. There is a NEW process this year for award and book committees.  Volunteers must fill out two forms (the Committee Volunteer Form and the Award and Book List Committee Volunteer Form) to be considered for an […]

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