As part of a graduate school assignment, Miranda researched what resources were available in the library for patrons who experienced domestic and/or sexual violence. Her conclusion as to, “how libraries in my state were providing services for survivors- and the answer really boils down to this- they weren’t.” Read this interview with Miranda to hear […]
The ONE Archives Collection at the USC Libraries has launched a new online exhibit entitled Safer at Home, in which objects from the past will hopefully “mirror” our present times. A new archival piece will be added each week with comment and contextualization, effectively creating and developing an exhibition in real time.“Visual culture acts as a […]
LGBTQ bookstores have traditionally been pillars of community building and during this current time they are bringing virtual events, activities and gathering points to the LGBTQ community offering both service and support. https://www.them.us/story/lgbtq-bookstores-coronavirus
The LGBTQ+ Studies Web Archive collects and preserves online content which documents LGBTQ+ history, scholarship, and culture in the United States and around the world. https://www.loc.gov/collections/lgbtq-studies-web-archive/about-this-collection/ The LGBTQ+ Politics and Political Candidates Web Archive captures digital content related to LBGTQ+ political candidates and political issues and topics at various levels of government, with a focus […]
Yesterday (June 3, 2019), the blog from the New York Public Library shared a beautiful post highlighting eight of their staff members and books that were, “a transformative part of their LGBTQ experience.” Check out their post, in honor of pride month, at the link below! https://www.nypl.org/blog/2019/06/03/lgbtq-journeys
The Resources Committee have shared some new resources on the Professional Tools page of our round table site on ala.org – check out the entire page in addition to recent additions, noted here: Transgender Individuals and Military Service bibliography, which is a response to the current military ban. Includes fiction and nonfiction titles as well […]
Happy New Year! It’s officially 2019 and these five LGBT books appear to be quickly forthcoming! Though I admit my first love is YA (see yesterday’s NYE post) I’m adding these to my TBR pile! What’re you looking forward to reading this year?
During Banned Books Week, you might want a reminder of how to best create a diverse and deep LGBTQIA+ collection. If so, try listening (or re-listening) to last year’s webinar: Developing and Supporting your LGBTQ Collection.
Seventeen-year old Sameer Jha may be young, but already a respected activist and author of a #1 Amazon Hot New Release, we surmise he will be the most ambitious teenager you read about today, this week, this month, even this year! With Read This, Save Lives, published earlier this month, Sameer explains how he has turned […]
The GLBTRT encourages all members to like support the new Facebook group for the increasingly popular Drag Queen Story Hour. According to a recent report from Spotlight News, more than 200 people recently attended an event at Albany Public Library in New York, where a drag queen read stories and sang songs and even held […]