Meet Rob Ridinger! An RT Member Profile

By Tess Goldwasser (Ed. Note: I interviewed Rob… about a year ago? And then forgot to write up a profile! Not because he’s forgettable; he’s certainly not. But because I am a flake. An apologetic flake. Please forgive me Rob!) Rob is the GLBTRT Liaison to the Leather Archives and Museum, and a member of the […]

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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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