RBMS Program Announcement

We are delighted to announce a co-sponsored RBMS/GLBT-RT
Program for ALA Annual 2015 .
The 2015 ALA Conference program is titled "Curating Activism in
LGBT History". This conversation-focused session delves into the
importance of collecting, preserving, and making available materials
documenting the history of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender
activism. Panelists will reflect on successes and shortcomings in
caring for the cultural memory of LGBT activists, movements, and
daily lives in special collections libraries and archives as well as the
nexus between education and activism within the LGBT
community. The conversation will include not only knowledgeable
panelists with unique perspectives, but also the audience, whose
participation, questions, and perspectives are an essential part of the
session, too. This session is fully co-sponsored by the ALA GLBT
Round Table and the Rare Books and Manuscript Section of ACRL.
Amy Sueyoshi (Associate Dean of the College of Ethnic Studies at
San Francisco State University) and Paul Boneberg (Executive
Director of the GLBT Historical Society) have accepted invitations to
speak on this panel. Anne L. Moore, Special Collections Librarian,
UMass, and former GLBT-RT Chair 2002-06,2010-13, will be the
Time: Saturday, June 27 1:00 to 2:30 pm. Location TBA.
If you have any questions, please contact me.