The American Library Association marked a turning point in 1970. Diverse voices in librarianship emerged demanding full inclusion and representation in the field of library and information science. Social momentum and political change shaped the body politic of the time and moved libraries to confront inequity, lack of diversity and inequitable practices in our services and staffing. Nearly fifty years after forming, groups such as BCALA, REFORMA and GLBTRT have established a long and tireless history working to ensure support and sponsorship for underrepresented Librarians. Join the GLBTRT to find out how we will mark this incredible moment in time! Hear about our three-year Emerging Leaders project, our relationship with the ALA Archivist and our plans for the party of the ALA century -- The Golden Jubilee. But also, share your GLBTRT memories and help build our fuller understanding of the shared history of ALA political progress!
ALA Unit/Subunit: GLBTRT
Meeting Type: Forum,Other
Cost: Included with full conference registration.