Meet Carolyn Caywood!: An RT member profile by Tess Goldwasser

By Tess Goldwasser The GLBTRT liaison to the Freedom to Read Foundation, Carolyn received  the FTRF Roll of Honor in 2006. She was also a columnist for School Library Journal on teen services for eight years and current reviews books for GLBTRT. Although retired, she is involved in several ALA units and projects: the ALA […]

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Meet Sherry Machones!: An RT Member Profile by Tess Goldwasser

By Tess Goldwasser Sherry is the GLBTRT Membership Promotion Committee Chair. She is a Public Library Director in rural Wisconsin. She was chosen as an ALA Emerging Leader in 2012. Sherry is a pansexual, who is married, has a teenage son, and a lot of “fur babies.” Her hobbies include gaming (MMORPGs), reading, acting, and […]

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Stonewall Veteran and Drag King Icon Storme DeLarverie Dies at 93

Storme DeLarverie was one of the lesbian activists who took part in the Stonewall Riots in 1969. She was 93 years old when she passed away this past week. Born in New Orleans in the 1920s, DeLarverie was a bouncer, a successful drag artist, and a longtime advocate for LGBT rights. Queerty has compiled a […]

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Meet Steve Stratton!: An RT member profile by Tess Goldwasser

By Tess Goldwasser Steve has served on various GLBTRT committees, most recently the ad hoc committee on the organization of the Stonewall Book Awards committee. RT chair from 2001-2005, he said, “It was hard work and also rewarding. I learned a lot about professional organizations, collaboration, personal relationships, and building a group of volunteers into […]

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Meet Rob Bittner!: An RT Member Profile by Tess Goldwasser

By Tess Goldwasser Recently off a two-year term on the Stonewall Book Awards, Rob is in the process of creating a timeline for volunteering during the next year. “Sometimes it gets tricky being up in Canada and only being able to do virtual work for the majority of the year,” he wrote. Rob is a […]

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Meet Holly Mercer!: An RT Member Profile by Tess Goldwasser

By Tess Goldwasser In the past, Holly has served the GLBTRT as the External Relations Committee Chair and a member of the Steering Committee. Most recently she was on the ad hoc committee that proposed changes to the Stonewall Book Awards committee. As associate dean for Scholarly Communication and Research Services at the University of […]

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Meet Shawn Vaillancourt!: An RT member profile by Tess Goldwasser

By Tess Goldwasser Involved with the GLBTRT Program Planning Committee for the past five years, Shawn is now the chair. He also served a short term as director-at-large on the board and is moving into a role on the Bylaws committee and an ad-hoc committee planning a 2015 preconference. He hopes to use different responsibilities […]

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Meet Ingrid Abrams!: An RT Member Profile by Tess Goldwasser

By Tess Goldwasser  Ingrid is a GLBTRT Director-at-Large and just finished her first year on the Rainbow Project. She couldn’t be more proud of the work the committee does, saying, “The world needs more voices represented in children’s and YA lit, and we help bring those works to light.” She is a youth services librarian, […]

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