GLBTRT kicks off year-long celebration of 40 years of advocacy, service at ALA Annual Conference

For Immediate Release
Mon, 06/07/2010

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John Amundsen

 CHICAGO - The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered Round Table (GLBTRT) of the American Library Association (ALA) will kick off a year-long celebration to mark its 40th anniversary during ALA’s 2010 Annual Conference in Washington, DC.

Since 1970, GLBTRT has served the information needs of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered professional library community, and the information and access needs of GLBT individuals at large. One of the first professional organizations of its kind, GLBTRT has overseen many milestones, including the establishment of the Stonewall Book Awards in 1971, the first and most enduring award series for GLBT literature.

The celebrations start in 2010 in Washington with a 40th Anniversary Social to be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, June 27 at the Hotel Monaco (700 F St. NW) and will conclude with the 40th Book Award Gala during ALA’s 2011 Annual Conference in New Orleans. Conference attendees and their guests are invited to attend.

Donations to support the Round Table and the 40th Anniversary celebrations will be gratefully accepted.

For more information about GLBTRT 40th Anniversary events, please visit www.ala.org/glbtrt.

The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered Round Table (GLBTRT) of the American Library Association is committed to serving the information needs of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered professional library community, and the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered information and access needs of individuals at large. GLBTRT is committed to encouraging and supporting the free and necessary access to all information, as reflected by the missions of the American Library Association and democratic institutions.