Meet Charlie McNabb!: An RT member profile

By Tess Goldwasser What is your role within the GLBTRT? I am on the Resources Committee and am currently compiling an annotated bibliography of media relating to non-binary gender identities. What professional work do you perform? I’m a Research & Instruction Librarian at Haverford College, supporting the anthropology, education, psychology, and sociology departments. I get […]

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GLBTRT selects John “Mack” Freeman as 2015 Emerging Leader

Via press release The ALA Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) has selected John “Mack” Freeman, marketing and programming coordinator at West Georgia Regional Library, as its representative in the 2015 Emerging Leader program.  In his position at WGRL, he is considered “a ‘Mack’ of all trades,” focusing on project management, outreach, and marketing. […]

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Stories from the Trenches: Charlie McNabb

Contributed by Charlie McNabb; compiled by John Mack Freeman.  Several months ago, there was a call on the GLBTRT e-mail list to compile stories of service to LGBT people from the library world. We will publishing these every so often as they become available. These stories are in the words of those contributing them, and […]

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Meet Martin Garnar!: An RT member profile

By Tess Goldwasser Martin is the RT’s representative to the ALA Task Force on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, of which he also happens to be co-chair. He’s served previously as the liaison to IFRT and as a juror for the Over the Rainbow list. He is the head of research and instruction services at Regis University, […]

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In Memoriam: Activist and transgender pioneer Leslie Feinberg

By John Mack Freeman Leslie Feinberg passed away on November 15th. Feinberg was self-described (per Advocate.com) as a ” an anti-racist white, working-class, secular Jewish, transgender, lesbian, female, revolutionary communist.” Feinberg is survived by her partner of 22 years, Minnie Bruce Pratt. Feinberg’s 1993 first novel, Stone Butch Blues was a groundbreaking work on the complexity of gender that won […]

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Meet Dawn Betts-Green!: An RT member profile

By Tess Goldwasser Dawn is a member of the GLBTRT. She hopes to participate in the Rainbow List or Stonewall Awards committees in the future. Until recently, she was a graduate assistant at Florida State University’s Goldstein Library while earning her MLIS.  Now she is a doctoral student in the same program, working as a […]

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From the Chair: Bib and the Boys

By Ann K. Symons You might recognize two of our members in the picture above:  David Vess, Past Chair GLBTRT and Digital User Experience Librarian at James Madison University and Robert Newlen, Deputy Law Librarian of Congress. Do I love these two guys – you bet – they are part of my family.  Oh, and […]

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Meet Michael Hesson!: An RT member profile by Tess Goldwasser

By Tess Goldwasser Michael is a new member of the RT. He says he’s been “lurking” for about a year and is looking to get more involved. He is currently in a para position and does “as much reference and teaching as they allow me.” He hopes to land an academic librarian position, and has […]

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