Current Scholarship Roundup: LGBTQ Identities in Schools, Early Career Researchers and More

By Emilia R. Marcyk Scholarship and academic news that addresses LGBTQ identities and concerns, of interest to librarians and information professionals Special Issues This month’s issue of Educational Forum focuses on sexuality, gender, identity and education. Of particular interest to librarians working in the K-12 world: Helmer, Kirsten. “‘Everyone Needs a Class Like This’: High […]

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Travel grant available from Litwin Books

By John Mack Freeman A travel grant for any LIS-related conference is available from Litwin Books. From their website: Litwin Books provides financial support to scholars in LIS and related fields for travel to conferences they attend, domestically or internationally. Travel grants are limited to $500 for domestic conferences and $1000 for travel to a […]

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Ignite Session proposals accepted through Oct. 9 for ALA Midwinter Meeting

Via press release 2016 ALA Midwinter Meeting attendees have the chance to inspire and entertain colleagues in the popular five-minute “Ignite” sessions, always standing-room-only and high energy events. Session proposals are accepted now through the end of the day on Friday, Oct. 9, 2015. Find out more and submit proposals now. Each five-minute Ignite Session […]

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2015 U.S. Trans Survey remains open for one more week

By John Mack Freeman The U.S. Trans Survey will continue to accept responses until September 21, 2015. Via Advocate.com: “Trans lives are complex,” Sandy James, project manager for the survey, said in a recent phone interview. “The U.S. Trans Survey will help us to change the policies and perceptions that govern trans lives in the […]

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Current Scholarship Roundup: Out in the Lab, Lesbians in YA Lit and more

By Emilia R. Marcyk   Scholarship and academic news that addresses LGBTQ identities and concerns, of interest to librarians and information professionals Publications Jimenez, Laura M. “Representations in Award-Winning LGBTQ Young Adult Literature from 2000-2013.” Journal of Lesbian Studies 19.4 (2015): 496-422.August’s issue of the Journal of Lesbian Studies is dedicated to lesbians in children’s and […]

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2015 Conference on Inclusion and Diversity in Library and Information Science (CIDLIS) Registration and Paper Submissions Now Open

Via press release The 2015 Conference on Inclusion and Diversity in Library and Information Science (CIDLIS) is now accepting registrations and submissions. The conference (known in past years as the Symposium on Diversity in LIS Education) focuses on issues of diversity, inclusion, and information access in library and information professions. It will be held at […]

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First-Of-Its-Kind Publication Provides Schools With Guidance to Ensure Safe and Supportive Environments for Transgender Students

Via press release from the National Center for Lesbian Rights [Earlier this month], five national organizations introduced Schools In Transition: A Guide for Supporting Transgender Students in K-12 Schools, a first-of-its-kind publication for school administrations, teachers, and parents about how to provide safe and supportive environments for all transgender students, kindergarten through twelfth grade. The lead […]

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Last Call: Apply by August 1st to be a GLBTRT-Sponsored Emerging Leader!

By Peter Coyl GLBTRT will provide $1,500 to support one member’s participation in ALA’s 2016 Emerging Leaders’ program. The funds go to defray the cost of traveling to the Midwinter Meeting in Boston (Jan. 8-12) and Annual Conference in Orlando (June 23-28). Learn more on the website and access theapplication here.

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ALA task force seeks your input on Orlando and conference climate

Via press release The 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, and Inclusion believe it is important to understand the culture of the association, […]

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New iPhone app will enable largest LGBT health study ever

By John Mack Freeman A new app has been released by the University of California, San Francisco that will enable researchers to enroll individuals in the largest LGBT health study ever. Entitled PRIDE Study, the app is available in the app store for all Apple devices. Via Advocate.com: This ambitious study of LGBT health will […]

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