By John Mack Freeman A large number of high-profile companies have come out against Georgia’s HB 757. A large number of film and television companies and workers have come out against the law. Georgia has a growing film industry due to a sweetheart tax deal that makes it incredibly cheap to film in the state. […]
GLBTRT mini-social at PLA!
We’ll be hosting a GLBTRT Mini-Social/Happy Hour at PLA 2016 in Denver. Thursday, April 7, 2016 from 6:30pm-8:30 at the Denver Wrangler (1700 Logan St, Denver, CO 80203). Appetizers will be provided; Cash bar with Thirsty Thursday drink specials! http://www.denverwrangler.com/ Facebook event page coming soon! If you’re attending PLA we hope you’ll join us! Invite […]
2016 ALA elections are open!
Via press release Voting in the 2016 ALA elections is now open. Between March 15 and March 17, the ALA sent e-mails to voters, providing them with their unique ballot URL and information about how to vote online. The polls will close on Friday, April 22 at 11:59 p.m. Central time. Note that the mailing […]
New resource available-“Bisexual Fiction: Adult and Young Adult”
By Eric Hanshaw There is a new resource posted on the GLBTRT Professional Tools page. It is under Bibliographies: Subject under the title Bisexual Fiction: Adult & Young Adult. Bisexuality is an often poorly represented part of the LGBTQ spectrum, and while literature that deals with gay and lesbian characters has slowly grown, there are […]
New resource available-“Sports GLBT Bibliography”
By Cat Walker LGBT athletes have recently gained visibility and made inroads into the world of sports. A new annotated bibliography posted on the GLBTRT Professional Tools page serves as a guide to books, DVDs, and Internet resources about gay men, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgender people in sports. This new resource may help librarians with […]
2016 Rainbow List Announced
By John Mack Freeman The 2016 Rainbow Book List has been announced. From the blog: The Rainbow Book List Committee proudly announces the 2016 Rainbow List. The Rainbow List is a bibliography of books with significant gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or queer/questioning content, and which are aimed at youth, birth through age 18. The list […]
Run for GLBTRT office! Deadline is January 28th!
By John Mack Freeman ALA Presidential candidates have been announced, petitions for additional candidates have been filed. It’s time to look ahead to the 2016 ALA Elections! GLBTRT does not have a nominating committee and anyone who wants to run for office can do so by using ALA’s online election form. The ALA Elections bio-app system is now […]
New LGBTQ Legal Resource Guide available on Professional Tools page
By Charlie McNabb The Professional Tools page has a new resource available: an LGBTQ Legal Resource Guide. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people navigate a complicated and quickly-changing legal milieu. Legal rights and laws vary by geographic location, and certain legal procedures are unique to this population. This guide provides resources for LGBTQ […]
GLBTRT announces Dontaná McPherson-Joseph as 2016 Emerging Leader
By John Mack Freeman The GLBTRT is pleased to announce the selection of Dontaná McPherson-Joseph as our sponsored member of the 2016 Emerging Leaders program. Dontaná is a staff member at Charles County Public Library in Maryland and a student at San Jose State University School of Information. The Emerging Leaders will participate in training […]
GLBTRT seeks nominees for first-ever Newlen-Symons Award for Excellence in Serving the GLBT Community
Via press release The American Library Association (ALA) is accepting nominations for the inaugural Newlen-Symons Award for Excellence in Serving the GLBT Community. The award, to be given for the first time this year, will honor recent library initiatives that demonstrate excellence in library services to or for the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) community. The award […]