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Programs the GLBTRT are hosting or cohosting at the 2016 TLA Annual Conference
Recruitment and Retention of a Diverse Workforce (with SMART)
April 19 3:00 - 3:50 pm 332AD, Level 3
Transforming Services for Transgender Patrons (with CULD, REFRT, & SMART)
April 20 1:00 - 1:50 pm 351CF, Level 3
Diversity in Action with Elementary Literature (with CRT, Blk Caucus, DI, & LCRT)
April 21 10:00 - 11:50 am 362BE, Level 3
GLBT Round Table Business Meeting
April 21 12:00 - 12:50 pm 380A, Level 3
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Round Table Social with Houston Gaymers
13 Heights Bar, 1537 N. Shepherd Dr. Houston, TX 77008
April 21 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Censorship Attempts are Alive and Well: Be Prepared (with IF Co, 2016 ConfProg)
April 22 10:00 - 11:50 am 330B, Level 3
- To offer at least two meaningful programs at TLA Annual Conference
- To grow membership in the Roundtable by increasing value to Members
- To provide a welcoming and supportive community for all LGBTQIA TLA Members
- To serve as a resource for Librarians addressing the needs of LGBTQIA patrons
In celebration of its Fifth Anniversary, Digital Frontiers invites members of the digital humanities community to submit proposals sharing their passions as they engage in digital endeavors. Proposals that discuss how digital researchers situate themselves within this community of practice will be especially welcomed.
Digital Frontiers 2016 is September 22-24, 2016 at Rice University in Houston, hosted by Rice University's Fondren Library and the Humanities Research Center, with sponsorship from the Association for Computers and the Humanities.
We encourage contributions from anyone who creates or uses digital collections or tools for humanities work, including scholars, educators, genealogists, archivists, technologists, librarians, and students. We welcome submissions from local and regional historical and genealogical societies, and anyone working in the public humanities to help us serve the community of practice with which Digital Frontiers identifies.
For complete submission guidelines, view the Call for Proposals.
Deadline: April 15, 2016
The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender (GLBT) Round Table of the Texas Library Association was organized to address interests and issues unique to gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender library staff, patrons, and allies. The GLBTRT works to inspire and encourage Texans to affirm and celebrate GLBT-inclusive programs, services, and collections in libraries and communities.
GLBT RT 4-21-16 Business Meeting 1 pm
Requirements for Programs 2017 – Ray Sablack Programing Committee
Annual Assembly is in July in Austin. During this time (7-19-16) all units are given chance to advocate for their programs. Programs are expected to be entered into the database and will need to include:
Preferred meeting dates and time (have options)
Priority Levels for each program
Programs will not be approved until 1 month after Annual Assembly. You can ask speakers to place holds on specific dates, but they are all tentative until August.
- Use the active moderator
- They should be part of the discussion not just someone to introduce a speaker. There should be dialog between the presenters and moderators prior to the session in the weeks/months building up to the conference. During this time the presenters should be introduced to content and Q&A. They are wanting to limit the amount of projectors and slide presentations. “Great programs do not need to rely on technology”.
- Do not have a panel for the sake of having a panel.
- Programs should be 50 or 120 minutes in length except for unusual circumstances.
- No place holders. Programs should be well considered and documented before being entered into the database.
- Look for new content areas and speaker with new content.
- If someone spoke at 2016 conference maybe someone else should speak at 2017.
- Consider partnerships and cosponsorships. There are no “in name only” sponsorships. There is a financial commitment in all partnerships and cosponsorships.
- Produce what you are capable of doing.
- Quality not quantity.
April Wednesday 19th through Saturday 22nd 2017 San Antonio in the new convention center.
Spencer Outgoing Chair, Israel Incoming Chair, Kelly possible member, Jenny Past Chair and on Diversity and Inclusion, Cinda possible member, Mark possible member, Ray TLA Programming, Jake acting Secretary, Dale member and Liaison to Executive Board, Greg member, and Jeanette member.
Spencer addressed the vacancies in officer positions. Open offices are Chair-elect, Secretary, Treasurer, Councilor, and Webmaster. Four positions have been agreed to be filled. Jenny has agreed to be Councilor, Amanda Gomez is interested in being Treasurer, Jake has been nominated as Secretary, Adam has been nominated as Webmaster. There have been no nominations for Chair-elect. Spencer suggested work with the board to see if Amanda will take on both Treasurer/Secretary, and have Jake take on the Chair-elect position, as he has filled the role of Secretary for much of the past year and could be considered “in line” for the progressive responsibility. Spencer asked if there were any issues with this and with saying that the other nominations be accepted as uncontested. Per Dale, there are no quorum requirements for unit meetings for TLA, and there doesn’t need to be an election because the slate has been presented and hearing no opposition the slate is elected by acclimation. Spencer asked if there was any opposition or anyone interested to speak out.
Spencer and Israel will discuss with Amanda and Jake the roles being offered and go from there.
Spencer stated that he and Israel can fill in as alternate Councilors for Jenny if at any time it is needed.
Increase membership – need to look outside of the program as the introduction to the GLBT RT. We can cross promote with other lists such as CULD and joint programing. Raise visibility and build membership are the goals for the year. Meet with other small specialized RTs at Annual Assembly GovDocs, YART, Children’s, Digital, and Technology.
GLBT RT is able to provide a small financial contribution for co-sponsorship but we need to be careful about that because the RT is new and has a modest budget.
Make a statement on North Carolina HB2 – advocacy should be in support for our colleagues rather than a negative against the state. There are guidelines that must be followed on making any statements. Spencer is willing to sit on a subcommittee to write such a statement and make sure we are following TLA’s process.
More of a presence at the districts was a goal from last year and there was little interest except for in District 10. Their Keynote Speaker spoke on challenged LGBTQIA materials. Members of different Districts should work with the district councils to make visibility happen. This can be an ongoing goal.
Last Annual Assembly the GLBT RT voted down a proposal to change names to LGBTQIA because it was not in line with the ALA group. The compromise that was come up with at the time was to include the full acronym in all descriptive materials, including the website. Since TLA is the second largest library conference in the world there might be enough support to make a statement on the need for change. Even if we are not able to make the change due to strong institutional reason, there are other gestures that we can make to show the inclusion, i.e. programing, social media, and things like that. The use of the word queer in program titles.
If there are any other goal ideas, please email any of the officers. Their email addresses are linked from the web page.
Trans 101 Ray suggested Nell Gifford who worked at Dallas Public Library during her transition. Healthcare and housing issues. – GLBT RT would be happy to co-sponsor.
Preserving and Sharing Lone Star Queer History, such as the Dallas Voice digitization project, TWIT. Connecting to local communities to build those archives. Brian Raydell at Rice is looking at local and private archives to do preservation work and raise awareness. Community newspapers digitization as one panel and a collection development angle could be interesting separate panel.
Preserving Online Communities - ButchFemme.com which is now no longer around, the Dallas Way, Outrageous Oral, etc.
Discuss boycotts associated with North Carolina-type LGBTQIA legislation. Spencer suggested inviting someone from NC to discuss public accommodations for the LGBTQIA patrons in a hostile climate. Do boycotts harm those in the community we seek to protect?
Openly YA – panel of LGBT authors. One suggestion was the author of Dumplin’, Julie Murphy.
Ally Training was mentioned as a preconference.
Program Planning and Sharing Meeting 4-22-16 7am
Connecting to Communities with Collection Development
Children’s books that speak to different families
Book Challenges on LGBT materials
Ally Training as a preconference
Openly YA (featuring QPOC)
Preserving Lone Star queer history
Welcome to the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Round Table
The GLBT Round Table (a TLA Interest Group until April 2014) was organized in order to address issues of concern to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender library staff and patrons. Issues addressed may include fairness and discrimination in personnel decisions and in collections; censorship; collection development; networking; and sharing information.
Created on Apr 2, 2010 | Last updated July 14, 2016