From the Chair: It takes business AND individuals

By Ann K. Symons (Chair, GLBTRT) This morning, I was listening to an interesting NPR piece when I was struck by the opening remark made by host Linda Wertheimer. “Wal-Mart, Apple, Angie’s List, NASCAR — some of the biggest names in business this week pushed back against “religious freedom” laws in Indiana and Arkansas. They […]

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Meet Barbara Pickell: An RT Member Profile

By Tess Goldwasser What is your role in the GLBTRT? I am currently the Chair of the Membership Committee. What does the GLBTRT mean to you? GLBTRT has given me the opportunity to meet some great people who are truly passionate about the library profession and providing outstanding library service to all people. It has […]

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Guest Post: Joe Janes for ALA President

GLBT News solicited each of the current candidates for ALA President to submit a guest column for our membership. The News Committee nor GLBTRT officially endorses any candidate for ALA office.  Hello!  I’m delighted to have this opportunity to reach my fellow members of GLBTRT.  I’m Joe Janes, and I’m a faculty member and Chair […]

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Guest Post: JP Porcaro for ALA President

GLBT News solicited each of the current candidates for ALA President to submit a guest column for our membership. The News Committee nor GLBTRT officially endorses any candidate for ALA office.  I’m JP Porcaro and I’m running for president of the American Library Association; let me tell you how I got to this point. I […]

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Guest Post: Julie Todaro for ALA President

GLBT News solicited each of the current candidates for ALA President to submit a guest column for our membership. The News Committee nor GLBTRT officially endorses any candidate for ALA office.  “We have had an unusual campaign and we have the rare opportunity to expand our reach to groups by using blogs, newsletters and virtual […]

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Guest Post: James LaRue for ALA President

GLBT News solicited each of the current candidates for ALA President to submit a guest column for our membership. The News Committee nor GLBTRT officially endorses any candidate for ALA office.  I have a keen interest in issues of intellectual freedom – and am the author of “The New Inquisition: Understanding the Managing Intellectual Freedom […]

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Meet Derrick Jefferson: An RT Member Profile

By Tess Goldwasser What is your role in the GLBTRT? I joined GLBTRT when I first joined ALA my first semester of library school. If anything I suppose I could describe myself as a conscientious lurker. I pay attention to the listserv to stay current, but I’ve also met some great friends and colleagues as […]

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Meet David Isaak!: An RT member profile

By Tess Goldwasser David is the Chair of the GLBTRT Web Committee. The RT’s web presence is spread over many platforms: Drupal (main website), WordPress (4 blogs), Twitter, Facebook, and LibraryThing. David coordinates all the content and technological updates to these various platforms. He has been a member of GLBTRT since joining ALA nine years […]

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Meet Julie Ann Winkelstein!: An RT Member Profile

By Tess Goldwasser Julie is the co-chair of the GLBTRT Advocacy Committee and was recently appointed to be one of the GLBTRT representatives on the Diversity Council. She was a public librarian for 20 years, serving as a librarian in jails and prisons, as well as in family literacy, and then in a branch as […]

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