Meet Ann Symons! An RT Member Profile by Tess Goldwasser

By Tess Goldwasser. Photo credit American Libraries 1994. What is your role in the GLBTRT? I proudly serve as the Chair of GLBTRT, my first active role in the RT. I lead a board of committed officers, colleagues, and friends. My role is to try to articulate a vision for the RT and, with the board […]

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Updates from our members

By John Mack Freeman Melody Townely has been reappointed to another year working for the libraries in her school district! Congratulations to her, and we send continued support her way as she works towards tenure. Robert Newlen had been detailed to serve as chief of staff for a six-month period, beginning Dec. 14. Dr. Billington made […]

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In Memoriam: Sidney Abbott and Nathan ‘Seven Scott’

By John Mack Freeman Sidney Abbott, notede lesbian activist and author, passed away on April 15, 2015 at the age of 77. A former member of the activist group Lavendar Menance and co-author of the book Sappho was a Right-On Woman: A Liberated View of Lesbianism, Abbott was a force for gay women’s rights in […]

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Meet Walter “Cat” Walker! An RT Member Profile

By Tess Goldwasser What is your role in the GLBTRT? I’m the Chair of the Resources Committee. What does the GLBTRT mean to you? It’s one of my “homes” in ALA, the professional association I have been a member of for many years. I feel comfortable meeting and working with other GLBT librarians, and that […]

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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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