Applications being accepted for 2016 class of ALA Emerging Leaders

Via press release Editor’s note: We have numerous past and present Emerging Leaders in the Round Table. If you have any questions about the program or the application process, please feel free to ask on the listserv and we will be more than happy to help you out! -JMF CHICAGO — The American Library Association […]

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The Importance of GLBT Book Month by Peter Coyl

By Peter Coyl The Importance of GLBT Book Month As a teenager, I was such an avid library user I got a job shelving books at the library in the Children’s section. On my breaks, I would roam the stacks of the second floor adult fiction area looking for something new to read. One day, […]

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Deadline approaching for candidate nominations for 2016 election

Via press release The Nominating Committee for the 2016 ALA election would like to remind everyone that the deadline is quickly approaching for anyone interested in running  on the 2016 spring ballot for the offices of ALA president-elect, treasurer, and councilor-at-large. The Nominating Committee will select two candidates to run for president-elect, two candidates to […]

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Roll out the rainbow carpet for LGBTQ patrons

Via press release CHICAGO – Join the ALA Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) as it hosts a preconference highlighting library services to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans* and queer/questioning community.  “Rolling out the Rainbow Carpet: Serving LGBTQ Communities” will be held from 8:30 a.m. – noon on Friday, June 26, 2015 during […]

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2015 GLBTRT Fundraising Challenge

By Erin Berman Thank you for your continued support of ALA’s Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT)! Your membership has played a vital role in supporting the Round Table’s mission. Now more than ever we need to be visible, to promote that libraries are open to all, and to work to ensure that […]

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Applications open for 2015 Banned Books Week grants via FTRF’s Krug Fund

Via press release Applications are open for the 2015 Judith F. Krug Memorial Fund Banned Books Week event grants, sponsored by the Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF). Organizations are encouraged to apply for grants of $1,000 and/or $2,500 in support of activities celebrating Banned Books Week (Sept. 27–Oct. 3, 2015). Applications for the grants will […]

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Vote in the 2015 ALA elections on your Smartphone!

Via press release Editor’s note: If you haven’t voted yet, now is the time! We had only 295 ballots cast in the 2014 GLBTRT elections. This is a fantastic opportunity to have your voice heard. Did you know that you can vote in the 2015 ALA elections on your Smartphone and other mobile devices?  You […]

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Call for standing committee volunteers deadline April 1st

Via Peter Coyl If you are interested in serving an a GLBTRT standing  committee, we are still accepting applicants for the following committees: Advocacy Committee [Newly formed, no webpage yet] Bylaws Committee Fund Raising Committee Membership Promotion Committee News Committee Program Planning Committee Resources Committee Reviews Committee Web Committee These committees meet virtually and do a lot […]

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