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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Applications open for 2015 FTRF Conable Conference Scholarship

Via press release CHICAGO — Applications are now open for the 2015 Gordon M. Conable Conference Scholarship, sponsored by the Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF). The Conable Conference Scholarship provides funding for an LIS student or recent graduate to attend the American Library Association’s Annual Conference. The 2015 ALA Annual Conference will be held June 25-30 […]

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AASL webinar explores the rationale and role of LGBTQ inclusive curriculum

Via press release In a new webinar from the American Association of School Librarians (AASL), participants will learn the unique ways school librarians can advocate for LGBTQ students through LGBTQ curriculum inclusion. Presented by Elizabeth Gartley, “Representation Matters: The School Librarian and LGBTQ Curriculum Inclusion” will take place at 6 p.m. Central on Wednesday, Feb. […]

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HRC offers “People’s Brief” to Supreme Court that all can sign on to

By John Mack Freeman HRC has created a “People’s Brief” to be submitted as an amicus brief to the Supreme Court in the upcoming same sex marriage case. This brief is an opportunity for individual citizens to sign on to the argument contained within for submission to the Court. You can read the full document […]

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GLBTRT Events at ALA Midwinter 2015

By Peter Coyl Fellow RT Members: If you will be at ALA MW this coming week, please note the following RT events taking place.  Of particular note is our panel discussion Sunday morning about blood donations.  Our Executive Board meeting is open to all and we encourage members to come see how the Round Table […]

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American Library Association hosts two-day blood drive during the 2015 ALA Midwinter Meeting

Via press release CHICAGO — In recognition of National Blood Donor Month, Librarians Build Communities (LBC), a Membership Initiative Group of the American Library Association (ALA), has organized a community blood drive during the 2015 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Chicago. Conference attendees are encouraged to join LBC in this life-saving event on Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, and Sunday, […]

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ALA Task Force Seeks Your Input on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

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.  The Task Force is currently in the information-gathering phase.  To aid with information gathering, it has launched a series of short surveys to be conducted at times to coincide with […]

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ATTENTION: Information Regarding San Francisco Pride Parade at Annual

Photo Credit: Benson Kua (via Flickr)

By Ann Symons and Peter Coyl Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA: June 25-30, 2015 Registration/housing/TICKETED EVENTS open tomorrow at noon Central, January 12, 2015.  Participation in the San Francisco Pride Parade is a ticketed event open only to GLBTRT members.  We will join the San Francisco Public Library Contingent.  THERE ARE A LIMITED NUMBER OF TICKETS […]

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Opportunity: “Outlawed 2015” conference to discuss censored literature

By John Mack Freeman The Arne Nixon Center for the Study of Children’s Literature in the Madden Library at Fresno State University will be hosting a conference entitled “Outlawed: The Naked Truth About Censored Literature for Young People” from April 10-12, 2015. From their website: Learn how censorship presents itself in a variety of manners. While […]

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