American Library Association GLBT Roundtable 50th Anniversary Archival Digitization Project


The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2020. Founded in 1970 as the Task Force on Gay Liberation, it was the first gay and lesbian professional organization in the United States. As part of the celebration for the upcoming anniversary, the GLBTRT has embarked on a three-year project to collect, digitize, and make accessible documents and materials pertaining to the history of the Round Table as a digital archive. The 2017 cohort of Emerging Leaders chosen for this project gathered information, created and bolstered community connections, and laid the foundation for a robust archive that this groundbreaking organization deserves.


This presentation was given at the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference & Exhibition at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois on Friday, June 23, 2017. The project was completed as part of the ALA Emerging Leaders program.


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Santiago, A., Ettarh, F., Grissom, A., McKeever, L., and Van Cleve, S. (2017, June 23). American Library Association GLBT Roundtable 50th anniversary archival digitization project. Presented at the ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition, Chicago, IL.