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alison bechdel @ queers & comics

alison bechdel @ queers & comics

CLAGS hosted Queers & Comics on may 7-8 to celebrate, explore and analyze queer cartoonists and their work. it offered lgbt cartoonists, comics writers and artists an opportunity to share information about their craft, to document the history and significance of queer comics, and to discuss how lgbt cartoonists navigate the comics industry.

watch alison bechdel’s fabulous keynote here & sing along!

 
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midwinter wonders

little free library  http://littlefreelibrary.org

little free library
http://littlefreelibrary.org

ten thousand or so librarians recently gathered for the american library association (ALA) midwinter meeting in chicago. along with wondrous wintery weather, we enjoyed many marvelous meetings. here are a few faves: 

day of diversity 

leading in times of crisis

youth media awards – look at some awesome award winners… 

brown girl dreamingcrossovermorris micklewhite and the tangerine dressthis one summer

…and check out more details on twitter (#alamw15) and other blog reviews

in addition to conference sessions, there were opportunities to explore local resources. que(e)ry librarians  sponsored a field trip to the leather archives and museum located in rogers park. archivist/collections librarian, Jakob VanLammeren, led us on a tour of this amazing organization, dedicated to the collection, preservation, study and interpretation of historical materials in all formats relating to the leather/levi and fetish lifestyles and communities. outstanding…!

leather museum and archive

que(e)ry librarians @ LA&M

’tis the season for book awards

In the world of books, these are exciting times. Many awards are announced during the American Library Association Midwinter Meeting. This excitement reaches far and wide via social media as well as mass media – and as committees announce their recommendation lists and top picks.  From time to time, new awards emerge too. Other groups involved with book reviews also share fun favorites and offer suggestions for special populations such as young people living in poverty, on the streets, and/or in custody.

In 2014, the American Indian Library Association announced the recipients of their Youth Literature Awards – presented ever other year. These texts are particularly important as they provide opportunities to consider current and historical issues that are often portrayed through dominant perspectives.

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Award-winning books and their reviews are enjoyable to read. That said, even our award winners may harbor dominant perspectives as evidenced by this year’s Caldecott Medalist, Locomotive.

Congratulations to all the authors, illustrators, publishers, reviewers, librarians, parents, teachers, and others who contribute to the joy of books!