Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Round Table

GLBTRT, GODORT seek nominations for first-ever Larry Romans Mentorship Award

CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) and Government Documents Round Table (GODORT) is seeking nominations for the inaugural Larry Romans Mentorship Award.

Named for Larry Romans (1947-2016), Head of Government Information and Media Services at Vanderbilt University’s Library from 1983 to 2014, the award recognizes librarians who, through their sustained mentoring efforts, have made a difference in the library profession.

Applications sought for 2017 GLBTRT Political Activism Award

CHICAGO - The American Library Association (ALA) Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) is seeking nominations for its second-annual Political Activism Award.
 
Given since 2016, the award honors librarians, library related organizations (including libraries, library staff, library boards, library friends) and other individuals or groups (public or private) that have demonstrated excellence in the area of GLBT activism.
 

GLBTRT seeks nominations for Newlen-Symons Award for Excellence in Serving the GLBT Community

CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) is accepting nominations for the second-annual Newlen-Symons Award for Excellence in Serving the GLBT Community.

Given since 2016, the Newlen-Symons Award honors recent library initiatives that demonstrate excellence in library services to or for the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) community.

President's message to ALA members and Annual Conference attendees

CHICAGO -  Today American Library Association (ALA) President Sari Feldman released the following message regarding diversity, equity and inclusion activities taking place during the ALA Annual Conference and Exhibition, June 23 - 28, in Orlando, Florida.

In the wake of the devastating and horrible tragedy that happened this past weekend in Orlando. I have been moved by the outpouring of concern and support from our ALA members toward the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting.

ALA president responds to Orlando mass shooting

CHICAGO – American Library Association (ALA)  President Sari Feldman released the following statement regarding the tragic mass shooting at Pulse, a popular GLBTQ nightclub in Orlando, Florida.

“The library community is deeply saddened by the tragedy at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando,” said Feldman. “Our thoughts are with the victims, their families and friends, and the GLBTQ community.

GLBTRT to release new toolkit at PLA Conference

CHICAGO - The American Library Association's Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) will release a new toolkit at the Public Library Association (PLA) Conference to help Librarians better serve the GLBT population. Titled “Open to All,” this new resource is designed for Libraries of all types and sizes and offers practical tips and resources on purchasing materials, developing programs and promoting partnerships with other organizations.  

ALA President, ALSC President, and GLBTRT Chair Urge North Carolina Governor to Repeal HB2

CHICAGO -  Today American Library Association (ALA) President Sari Feldman, Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) President Andrew Medlar and ALA Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) Chair Peter Coyl released a joint letter to North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory recommending that he urge repeal of the Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act (House Bill 2).

ALA President, GLBTRT Chair Urge Georgia Governor to Veto HB 757

CHICAGO -  Today American Library Association President Sari Feldman and Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) Chair Peter Coyl released a joint letter to Georgia Governor Nathan Deal urging him to veto House Bill 757. The bill is yet another example of a disturbing trend of state legislators working to adopt religious freedom laws that would guarantee that businesses have the right to exercise their constitutional freedom of religion in regard to the services they offer to the public. 

Committee on Professional Ethics Presents "No Room at the Library: The Ethics of Diversity"

Committee on Professional Ethics Presents "No Room at the Library: The Ethics of Diversity" at ALA's Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida. 

ALA task force seeks your input on economic implications of participating at ALA functions

CHICAGO — The ALA Task Force on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion was created in the spring of 2014 by then ALA President Barbara Stripling.

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