Post your library’s Banned Books Week events!

Via ALA CHICAGO — The Executive Committee of Banned Books Week invites organizations and individuals, such as libraries, authors, publishers, bookstores and schools, to share how they are celebrating 2014’s Banned Books Week.  This year’s Banned Books Week, which is taking place from Sept. 21-27, will shine a light on comics and graphic novels. The […]

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ALSC accepting applications for 2015 Penguin Young Readers Group Award

Via ALA CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the Grants Administration Committee are now accepting online applications for the 2015 Penguin Young Readers Group Awards.  This award, made possible by an annual gift from Penguin Young Readers Group, provides a $600 stipend for up to four children’s librarians to attend […]

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Encourage Wattpad to Include LGBT Sections

Via GLBTRT-Mailing List From Care2 Petitions: Wattpad is a massive writing community that promises to help writers connect with readers all over the world — giving writers a chance to find an audience and win recognition for their work. There’s a category for almost everything on Wattpad: if you want to read fiction for teens […]

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New resources available on the GLBTRT Professional Tools page

The GLBT Round Table’s Professional Tools page has seen a number of recent additions and improvements.  The page now includes a Google map display of GLBTQ libraries and archives in the US and Canada , and a bibliography of recent African American LGBT books.  The page also includes Nancy Silverrod’s “Soldier Girls and Dancing Boys” bibliography for gender-exploring children […]

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Harmony Ink Press Seeks Submissions

Via their website: Harmony Ink Press is accepting manuscripts for young adult fiction featuring at least one strong LGBTQ+ main character who shows significant personal growth through the course of the story. Identifying as part of the LGBTQ+ spectrum can be part of the growth process depicted in the book. We are looking for stories in all […]

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Opportunity to Participate in LGBT Employment Survey

Via GLBT News Contact Form My name is Dan Abben, and I am a graduate student at DePaul University in Chicago, IL.  The GLBTRT agreed to forward this e-mail on my behalf. I am conducting a study to examine the effectiveness of various web-based strategies that organizations can use to recruit new employees.  I am […]

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LGBTQ Scholars of Color Conference Planned for Fall

The LGBTQ Scholars of Color Conference will gather a national group of LGBTQ people of color involved in research, evaluation, and scholarship. Our purpose is to build a vibrant network of LGBTQ Scholars of Color and to foster a pipeline for emerging LGBGTQ Scholars of Color. Participants will have opportunities to be mentored by senior scholars, […]

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Information Regarding Emerging Leaders and Emerging Leader Projects

By Ann Symons (reposed from e-mail list by request) Several members and board members have commented on the lists  about having an Emerging Leader project.   All the information that went back and forth had me wondering “What is the real story on the projects” so I asked Beatrice Calvin, ALA staff member who is in […]

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Gender and Sexuality in Information Studies Colloquium

A colloquium about gender and sexuality will be held at the University of Toronto on October 18, 2014. Here is the description from their site: Gender and sexuality are two of the critical organizing axes of contemporary life. Alongside and intersecting with race, class, nation, and others, they constitute the ways through which we make ourselves known […]

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