Profile a Roundtable Member: Nel Ward

Meet Nel Ward! Nel is so amazing, I asked her to write her own profile, and here it is! Nel, tell us about yourself… Currently I chair the News Committee, responsible for the new GLBTRT blog, GLBT News (http://www.glbtrt.ala.org/news/). Last month, I finished my terms on Over the Rainbow, and when I leave the News […]

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Profile a Roundtable Member: David Gale

Meet David Gale! David is the Vice President, Editorial Director at Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. He’s worked for S&S for over twenty years. His passion is finding new writers and helping them grow. A member of GLBTRT, he attends the socials and the Stonewall Book Awards brunch celebrations whenever he can. He […]

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Profile a Roundtable Member: Peter Hepburn

By Tess Goldwasser Meet Peter Hepburn! A second-term GLBTRT Councilor, Peter was recently elected to the ALA Council Executive Board, receiving the greatest number of votes from Council members to attain this position. In his professional life, he is most proud of his willingness to leave a large research university after earning tenure, having the […]

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Profile a Roundtable Member: Peter Coyl

By Tess Goldwasser Meet Peter Coyl! The immediate past chair of the Stonewall Book Awards Committee, Peter says it has been an absolute highlight of his career and life to be involved in recognizing these fantastic books and honoring their very talented authors. He is the Branch Manager for Dallas Public Library, the busiest branch […]

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Profile a Roundtable Member: Lisa Johnston

By Tess Goldwasser Meet Lisa Johnston: Lisa has served the GLBTRT since 2001 as a member of the Stonewall Book Awards Committee, Chair of the Stonewall Book Awards (the first year they were included in the Youth Media Awards), representative to the ALA Diversity Council, Chair of the now defunct Nominating Committee, and Book Review […]

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Profile a Roundtable Member: KT Horning

By Tess Goldwasser Meet KT Horning: Long-time member of the GLBTRT, KT served on the Stonewall Book Award Committee in 1987. One of her best memories from that experience was having lunch with one of that year’s winning authors, Joan Nestle, who won for A Restricted Country. More recently she’s served on the Rainbow List Committee […]

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GLBTRT Member Wick Thomas named one of Kansas City’s Most Influential 20-Somethings

Congratulations to GLBTRT member Wick Thomas, a Kansas City librarian and youth activist. Tony’s Kansas City editorial board selected Thomas as one of the top 13 most influential Kansas City 20-somethings for 2013. Each one of these 13 choices “define what it means to be a ‘rising star’ in Kansas City.” Earlier this year, Thomas […]

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Advocate Names 25 LGBT Movers and Shakers Over 65

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Future GLBT News will also publish profiles of GLBTRT members. If you would like to write a profile for this space, please contact the editor. Advocate has highlighted 25 LGBT movers and shakers who are over 65, yet “continue to inspire us and haven’t allowed the age formally known as retirement to sideline them in […]

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Edie Windsor Comes in Third for Time’s Person of the Year

Edie Windsor, plaintiff in the U.S. Supreme Court case that overturned DOMA, came in third this year for Time’s “person of the year,” following Pope Francis and Edward Snowden. She was also a finalist in the public online poll. Windsor said: “I am honored that Time chose me as one of the number 3 individuals […]

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