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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Run for GLBTRT office! Deadline is January 28th!

By John Mack Freeman ALA Presidential candidates have been announced, petitions for additional candidates have been filed.  It’s time to look ahead to the 2016 ALA Elections! GLBTRT does not have a nominating committee and anyone who wants to run for office can do so by using ALA’s online election form.   The ALA Elections bio-app system is now […]

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Current Scholarship Roundup: The Swedish Gay Press, Microagressions and more

By Emilia R. Marcyk Scholarship and academic news that addresses LGBTQ identities and concerns, of interest to librarians and information professionals Special Issue The most recent issue of Trans* Studies Quarterly contains a range of articles on archives and archiving. The issue is divided into three topical sections: 1) emerging archives, 2) established archives, and […]

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New LGBTQ Legal Resource Guide available on Professional Tools page

By Charlie McNabb The Professional Tools page has a new resource available: an LGBTQ Legal Resource Guide. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people navigate a complicated and quickly-changing legal milieu. Legal rights and laws vary by geographic location, and certain legal procedures are unique to this population. This guide provides resources for LGBTQ […]

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Run for GLBTRT office!

By John Mack Freeman ALA Presidential candidates have been announced, petitions for additional candidates have been filed.  It’s time to look ahead to the 2016 ALA Elections! GLBTRT does not have a nominating committee and anyone who wants to run for office can do so by using ALA’s online election form.   The ALA Elections bio-app system is now […]

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

Via press release 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 for Noble […]

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Current Scholarship Roundup: Trans*formational pedagogies, Alison Bechdel and more

By Emilia R. Marcyk Scholarship and academic news that addresses LGBTQ identities and concerns, of interest to librarians and information professionals Journal Issue The current Issue of Trans* Studies Quarterly, titled “Trans*formational Pedagogies,” is focused on education. Articles include “’Trans Enough?’: The Pressures Trans Men Negotiate in Higher Education” from D. Chase J. Catalano and […]

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IFRT accepting nominations for 2016 Eli M. Oboler Memorial Award

Via press release The Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) is seeking nominations for its 2016 Eli M. Oboler Memorial Award. The biennial award is presented for the best published work in the area of intellectual freedom and consists of $500 and a citation. Nominations will be accepted through Dec. 1, 2015. Works to be considered […]

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Apply now for the Pat Carterette Professional Development Grant

Via press release There is nothing like attending a library conference or workshop to spark new interest, excitement and motivation in a library employee. That’s why Pat Carterette, a former staff development specialist, was always in the forefront of encouraging people to sign up, go…learn something new! In her memory and to help further that […]

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