GLBTRT Chair-elect Searches for Volunteers to Fill Committee Roles

Ann Symons, the 2014-2015 chair of the GLBTRT, reports that she is still looking for one- and two-year volunteers for the following committees. If you are interested, email her at ann.symons@gmail.com. Tell her a bit about yourself and why you want to serve on a specific committee. More information about the committees is at http://www.ala.org/glbtrt/about/committees […]

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Request for Resources in Developing Welcoming Standards for Museums

Annette Gavigan, museum registrar on the American Alliance of Museum’s LGBTQ Alliance’s steering committee, is co-chairing a task force to develop LGBTQ welcoming standards for museums. She is looking for relevant resources for practices organized across functions/areas of professional practice (e.g., for membership managers, marketing teams, educators, front-line staff, curators, etc.). The resources would be […]

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Lambda Seeks Participants in Eighth Annual Writers Retreat

This year’s Writers Retreat for Emerging LGBT Voices, sponsored by the Lambda Literary Foundation, will be August 3-10, 2014 on the campus of the American Jewish University in Los Angeles. Faculty include Lucy Jane Bledsoe, Fiction workshop; Randall Kenan, Nonfiction workshop; Eduardo C. Corral, the Poetry workshop; and Elizabeth Sims, Genre Fiction with an emphasis […]

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Band Fun. Campaigns to Raise $250,000 for Detroit LGBT Youth Center

The Grammy award-winning band fun. has launched a campaign to raise $250,000 to build a community health center for the Ruth Ellis Cente, which provides housing, meals, clothing and medical services for LGBT youth in need in Detroit (MI). Funds will be raised through its LGBT support organization, The Ally Coalition (TAC). Band members are […]

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2014 Volunteers Needed for GLBTRT News Committee

Chair-elect Ann Symons has called upon round table volunteers for the GLBTRT News Committee, which is responsible for the weekly-updated GLBT News. Appointments, either one or two years, will begin after Annual Conference 2014. Positions include Assistant Editor, Media Coordinator, GLBT News Coordinator, Outreach Coordinator, and Opportunities Coordinator. Interested parties should e-mail Ann Symons and complete […]

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Help Your GLBT-RT Sponsor an ALA Emerging Leader!

The GLBTRT  is raising funds to sponsor an ALA Emerging Leader for 2014-2015, at the sponsorship level of $1500 ($750 per conference). Roundtable representatives will be collecting contributions large and small at the Social in order to fund this new endeavor. This is an excellent opportunity to increase the visibility of the GLBTRT! From the website: […]

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Call for Submissions: New Lit Salon Press “Behind the Yellow Wallpaper”

Upcoming anthology in New Lit Salon Press’s new series: Behind the Yellow Wallpaper: New Tales of Madness is seeking submissions. Pieces should address issues of intersectionality that may affect women’s mental health such as physicality, sexuality, trans’ identity, race, class, pregnancy and motherhood, religion, etc.; address any other social issues that impact women’s mental health; […]

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Volunteer Opportunity to Serve on the GLBTRT 2015 Annual Pre-Conference Committee

At its November conference call, the GLBTRT Executive Board approved an Ad hoc committee to plan and manage a GLBTRT Pre-Conference in San Francisco.  Because much of this work needs to be done before August 2014, this year’s program committee does not have the time or resources to add a pre-conference to their work. I am […]

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Harrington Press seeks help in completing LGBTQ scholarly journal list

Bill Cohen of Harrington Park Press asks for assistance from GLBTRT members to identify missing titles on the publishing company’s “Guide” to LGBTQ peer review scholarly journals. Only journals identifying themselves as having a central LGBTQ focus in main titles or the body of their advertising are included. Popular magazines are excluded from the guide. […]

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GLBTRT has volunteer opportunities on four new committees

The GLBTRT is nothing without our volunteers, and there are four new committees that are looking for interested members. These committees are the Ad Hoc Planning Committee for GLBTRT Pre-Conference the 2015 Annual Conference (San Francisco), the Ad Hoc Advocacy Committee to Produce GLBTRT Toolkit, the Resources Committee, and the Reviews Committee. ALA/GLBTRT members who wish to […]

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