Meet John Sandstrom!: An RT member profile by Tess Goldwasser

By Tess Goldwasser John has served several roles in the GLBTRT (and its predecessor, the GLBTF).  He served on the book award committee back in the late 1980’s, and was co-chair the year they had Quentin Crisp and Armistead Maupin as guests. He also served as our Stonewall Book Award Brunch chair for a few years. […]

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Meet Marian Mays!: An RT member profile by Tess Goldwasser

By Tess Goldwasser Marian has been a member of the GLBTRT for about a year. She was able to meet some of her fellow members at this year’s ALA annual conference, and is interested in serving on a committee sometime in the future. She just finished a one year term in AmeriCorps as a Youth […]

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Profile a Roundtable Member!: Meet Mac Elrod

By Tess Goldwasser This week’s very special profile is of Mac Elrod, a founding member of the RT, with decades of library (and life) experience. He’s so fascinating, I’m just going to let him tell us all about himself: TG: What is your role within the GLBTRT? ME: Founding member. What professional work do you […]

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Meet Todd Krueger!:An RT member profile by Tess Goldwasser

By Tess Goldwasser Todd Krueger is a selector in the Collection Development department at Baltimore County Public Library in Towson, MD. They circulate over 10 million items a year! Todd selects books for teens, graphic novels, fiction audiobooks, video games, and nonfiction (areas of religion, science/math/nature, and history/travel). He says, “It’s truly a dream job, with […]

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In Memoriam: Dr. Kay Vandergrift

Via Rutgers University: Dr. Kay Vandergrift, Professor and Dean EmeritaLibrary and Information Science DepartmentSchool of Communication and InformationSeptember 20, 1940 – July 1, 2014“We are helping to raise children to think and use their minds in different ways through … libraries.” The School of Communication and Information community of Rutgers University is saddened by the […]

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Jim Gaylord Receives an Apology

By TJ Lusher In 1972, Jim Gaylord was terminated from his teaching position at the Tacoma, Washington high school.  The reason for his termination – he confirmed his sexual orientation to an administrator.  The admission came after Gaylord was presented with a copy of a written letter from a student indicating he thought Gaylord was […]

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Meet Don Yarman!: An RT member profile by Tess Goldwasser

By Tess Goldwasser Currently, Don’s self-identified role in the GLBTRT is the “cranky old man” on the Stonewall Book Awards Committee. Previously he has been the “fussy intellectual snob” on the Stonewall Book Awards Committee. As Deputy Director of the Delaware County District Library, he serves the mixed suburban, small town, and rural area north […]

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Meet Melody Townley!: An RT member profile by Tess Goldwasser

By Tess Goldwasser Melody is the new GLBTRT secretary, starting after ALA Annual Conference 2014. In her other life, she is a full-time educational media specialist for North Jersey school district, working with grades 6-12. Her passion is bringing libraries “back to life” and making them an important part of the school or community. She is proud […]

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Meet Dr. Rebecca Hunt!: An RT member profile by Tess Goldwasser

By Tess Goldwasser Rebecca is currently serving as the chair of the Stonewall Book Awards Committee. After she finishes with this, she wants to keep working with GLBTRT and expand her involvement with YALSA and AASL. She is an assistant professor in the Department of Educational Technology, Research, and Assessment at Northern Illinois University,  teaching […]

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Meet Ana Elisa de Campos Salles!: An RT member profile by Tess Goldwasser

By Tess Goldwasser Ana Elisa is the GLBTRT’s representative to YALSA, and was recently elected Director-at-Large to the Executive Board! She would like to get more involved with ALA through the GLBTRT and the Spectrum program. She is an Adult and Teen Services Librarian at the DC Public Library. She says she is proud of […]

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