SUNYLA 2017 Annual Conference

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The State University of New York Library Association (SUNYLA) has extended the deadline for submissions to its 2017 Annual Conference. Proposals are now due February 14, 2017 (link to the proposal submission form). This year’s SUNYLA Annual Conference will “celebrate libraries as institutions supporting inquiry and access to information while exploring opportunities for inclusivity in […]

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Lambda Literary Writer’s Retreat for Emerging LGBTQ Voices

By A. Faulkner Reminder that applications for the Lambda Literary Writer’s Retreat for Emerging LGBTQ Voices are due January 30!  This is an amazing opportunity for emerging writers.  Faculty this year include: Fiction Workshop — Garth Greenwell Young Adult Fiction Workshop — Malinda Lo Nonfiction Workshop — Diana Cage Playwriting Workshop — Phillip Howze Poetry Workshop […]

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Current Scholarship Roundup: Queer Geekdom, GSAs, and more

By Emilia R. Marcyk This round-up features scholarship and academic news that addresses LGBTQ identities and concerns, of interest to librarians, educators, and information professionals. Publications Dadas, Caroline. “Messy Methods: Queer Methodological Approaches to Researching Social Media.” Computers & Composition 40 (2016): 60-72. URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compcom.2016.03.007 Using a queer methodological approach, Dadas explores the ethical quandaries […]

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Current Scholarship Roundup: LGBTQ Identities Online, Archives and more

By Emilia R. Marcyk Scholarship and academic news that addresses LGBTQ identities and concerns, of interest to librarians and information professionals Publications DeNardis, Laura, and Andrea M. Hackl. “Internet Control Points as LGBT Rights Mediation.” Information, Communication & Society6 (2016): 753-770. URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1369118X.2016.1153123  How does the structure and governance of the internet help or hinder […]

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Current Scholarship Roundup: LGBTQ+ Conference in London and more

By Emilia R. Marcyk Scholarship and academic news that addresses LGBTQ identities and concerns, of interest to librarians and information professionals Publications Linley, Jodi L., et al. “Faculty as Sources of Support for LGBTQ College Students.” College Teaching 64.2 (2016): 55-63. URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/87567555.2015.1078275Drawing from a national survey of LGBTQ college students, Linley et al identified […]

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2016 Banned Books Week grants offered through Freedom to Read Foundation’s Krug Fund

Via press release For the seventh year, the Freedom to Read Foundation is offering grants to support a wide variety of engaging, provocative and fun events commemorating Banned Books Week. Applications are open for the 2016 Judith F. Krug Memorial Fund Banned Books Week event grants, sponsored by the Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF). Organizations are […]

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Current Scholarship Roundup: Reading, Bookstores, Herstory and more

By Emilia R. Marcyk Scholarship and academic news that addresses LGBTQ identities and concerns, of interest to librarians and information professionals Publications Brandão, Ana Maria, and Tânia Cristina Machado. “Organa: The First Portuguese Lesbian Magazine.” Journal of Homosexuality4 (2016): 575-599. URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00918369.2015.1088309  The authors chronical the history of Organa, the first known Lesbian magazine published […]

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Current Scholarship Roundup: Intersectionality, ‘Girl Zines’ and more

By Emilia R. Marcyk Scholarship and academic news that addresses LGBTQ identities and concerns, of interest to librarians and information professionals Publications Finnessy, Patrick. “Examining The Heteropatriarchy: Canadian and American Male Teachers’ Perspectives of Sexual Minority Curriculum.” Teaching Education1 (2016): 39-56. URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10476210.2015.1034684  An examination, through interviews, classroom observation and written reflection, of the teaching […]

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ALA task force seeks your input on economic implications of participating at ALA functions

Via press release he ALA Task Force on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion was created in the spring of 2014 by then ALA President Barbara Stripling. Before moving forward with programs, actions or recommendations, the members of the Task Force on Equity, Diversity & Inclusion believe it is important to understand the culture of the association, […]

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Current Scholarship Roundup: LGBTQ Collection Assessment, Steven Universe and more

By Emilia R. Marcyk Publications Dunn, Eli. “Steven Universe, Fusion Magic, and the Queer Cartoon Carnivalesque.” Gender Forum 56 (2016): NP. URL: http://www.genderforum.org/issues/840/steven-universe-fusion-magic-and-the-queer-cartoon-carnivalesque/  Dunn’s discussion of Steven Universe (and other children’s cartoons) is part of Gender Forum’s special issue on the theme “Transgender and the Media.” Graziano, Vince. “LGBTQ Collection Assessment: Library Ownership of Resources Cited […]

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