Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Round Table

American Library Association applauds marriage equality U.S. Supreme Court ruling

CHICAGO - Today the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5 to 4 in support of marriage equality, a decision that will provide same-sex couples within the library community and throughout the country the legal right to marry without restrictions and with the same legal protections as heterosexual couples. 

Products hot off the press, special events at the ALA Store in San Francisco

Located just outside the Exhibits, the ALA Store at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference offers products that meet the widest range of your promotional and continuing education/professional development needs—as well as fun gift items. Make sure to carve out some time in your schedule to stop by and examine the many new and bestselling items available!

ALA Store hours:

Friday, June 26            12:00 pm – 5:30 pm

American Library Association and Lambda Literary to collaborate on LGBTQ Writers in Schools Program

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) is collaborating with Lambda Literary to utilize the American Library Associations’ Rainbow Book List in Lambda Literary's LGBTQ Writers in Schools Program.

The Rainbow Book List, an annual bibliography of the year’s best works of fiction and non-fiction for Lesbian, Gay,  Bisexual and Transgender teens, has been compiled by the American Library Association’s Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) since 2008.  Lambda Literary's LGBTQ Writers in Schools Program was started in 2012.

VMM15: Your historic opportunity to vote on a VMM resolution

CHICAGO — Be one of more than 500 members who will have the first-time ever opportunity to vote on a resolution submitted via the Virtual Membership Meeting (VMM15). American Library Association (ALA) members can make their voices heard regarding the organization’s strategic direction and budget priorities by sharing their ideas and experiences and offering their suggestions during the annual Virtual Membership Meeting (VMM).

Roll out the rainbow carpet for LGBTQ patrons

CHICAGO - Join the ALA Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) as it hosts a preconference highlighting library services to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans* and queer/questioning community.  “Rolling out the Rainbow Carpet: Serving LGBTQ Communities” will be held from 8:30 a.m. - noon on Friday, June 26, 2015 during ALA’s Annual Conference in San Francisco. 

2015 Over the Rainbow list recognizes 78 quality GLBT fiction and non-fiction titles

CHICAGO – The 2015 Over the Rainbow Project book list, sponsored by the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) of the American Library Association (ALA), was announced at ALA’s Midwinter Meeting in Chicago.

2015 Rainbow Books list highlights quality GLBTQ books for children and teens

CHICAGO – The 2015 Rainbow Books list, a joint project of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) and the Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT) of the American Library Association (ALA), was announced at ALA’s Midwinter Meeting held Jan. 30- Feb. 3 in Chicago.

The bibliography features recommended fiction and nonfiction titles for young readers, from birth through age 18, noted for their significant and authentic GLBTQ content. This year’s list includes titles published between July 1, 2013 and Dec. 31, 2014.

2015 Stonewall Book Awards announced

CHICAGO – The 2015 Stonewall Book Awards were announced by the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) of the American Library Association (ALA), during the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Chicago.

'This Day in June' wins 2015 Stonewall Children’s and Young Adult Literature Award

CHICAGO – “This Day in June” written by Gayle E. Pitman, Ph.D.,  illustrated by Kristyna Litten and published by Magination Press, an imprint of the American Psychological Association, is the 2015 recipient of the Stonewall Book Awards – Mike Morgan and Larry Romans Children’s and Young Adult Literature Award. The award was announced today by the American Library Association’s (ALA) Stonewall Book Awards Committee of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Round Table, during the ALA Midwinter Meeting, held Jan. 30 – Feb. 3 in Chicago.

American Library Association hosts two-day blood drive during the 2015 ALA Midwinter Meeting

CHICAGO — In recognition of National Blood Donor Month, Librarians Build Communities (LBC), a Membership Initiative Group of the American Library Association (ALA), has organized a community blood drive during the 2015 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Chicago. Conference attendees are encouraged to join LBC in this life-saving event on Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, and Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, from 10 a.m.

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