LIBRARY & INFORMATION RESOURCES BOARD

Melissa Adler

Melissa Adler, Ph.D., teaches at the School of Information Science, University of Kentucky. Her research interests include classification, gender and sexuality, Interdisciplinary studies, social tagging, LIS history, LGBTQ library and information services, and the Library of Congress. Her book chapters have included “Meeting the Needs of LGBTQ Library Users and their Librarians: A Study of User Satisfaction and LGBTQ Collection Development in Academic Libraries, (2010), in Ellen Greenblatt’s Serving LGBTIQ
Library and Archives Users: Essays on Outreach, Service, Collections and Access (McFarland), and “PARAPHILIAS: The Perversion of Meaning in the Library of Congress Subject Headings” , in Feminist and Queer Information Studies Reader, Rebecca Dean and Patrick Keilty, (Editors), Library Juice Press, 2014 (reprinted from Advances in Classification Online, 2011).
One of her key peer review journal articles is, “‘Let’s Not Homosexualize the Library Stacks’: Liberating Gays in the Library Catalog, 1970-1988,” Journal of the History of Sexuality, published in Fall 2015.
For further information, see: https://ci.uky.edu/lis/user/107
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Karen Antell

Karen Antell, MLIS, MA, Associate Professor of Bibliography, Head of Reference & Outreach Services, University of Oklahoma Libraries; author, “The Citation Landscape of Scholarly Literature in LGBT Studies: A Snapshot for Subject Libraries (College & Research Libraries, Vol 73, no. 6, November 2012); two book chapters “James Baldwin Publishes Giovanni’s Room” and “The Golden Age of Gay Literature,” in Great Events from History: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Events edited by Lilian Faderman, Yolanda Retter,
and Horacio Roque Famfraz (Salem Press, 2007, and EBSCO’s LGBT Life Database), and many additional articles in academic and research librarianship. See: https://ou.academia.edu/KarenEAntell/CurriculumVitae
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Ellen Bosman

Ellen Bosman Professor and Head of Technical Services, New Mexico State University, overseas operational management, planning, and policy decisions relating to all aspects of library technical services administration at her university, as well as management of numerous interdepartmental programs. She is also a leading figure in the area of resource selection for religious and theological libraries. In the LGBT arena, Prof. Bosman is Editor of the “Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender” section in Resources for College Libraries (Vol. 6
plus yearly updates). She is also author of the core publication Gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered literature: A genre guide. Santa Barbara, CA: Libraries Unlimited (2008). She is author of the invited article, “GLBTI Fiction: Opening the Fiction Closet” (Library Journal, September 2013).

Amongst her peer reviewed articles are “Families first: GLBT Family Issues and Resources” (CHOICE, Vol. 52, No. 6, February 2015 (invited) and “Collecting to the Core—Gay and Lesbian Memoirs” in Against the Grain, Vol. 26, No. 1 (2014).

Other selected contributions include multiple entries in Encyclopedia of contemporary LGBTQ writers of the United States (Greenwood Press, 2009) and the “Awards” entry in glbtq: An encyclopedia of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer culture.

Her book reviews of LGBT resources in CHOICE include those of “The New York Times on Gay and Lesbian Issues” by Susan Burgess; “Same-Sex Marriage: A Reference Handbook” by David Newton); Gay and Lesbian Communities the World Over by Rita J. Simon and Alison Brooks; The A to Z of Homosexuality by Brent L. Pickett; LGBTQ America Today by J. Hawley; and Legacies of love: a heritage of queer bonding by W. Wilde.

She has held various positions with the GLBT Roundtable of the American Library Association and has served on a book award committee of the Lambda Literary Foundation.

See also: http://web.nmsu.edu/~ebosman/

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James Carmichael

James V. Carmichael, Ph.D., Professor of Library and Information Studies, University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He was born in Marietta, Georgia on November 27, 1946. He was educated in a grade-school military school, a New England prep school, with a year at College Cévenol in Le Chambon-sur-Lignon in France for “emotional maturity” in 1963-64, and received his A. B. (French, 1969) and MLn. (1977) degrees from Emory University. He received his Ph. D. from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1988.
James V Carmichael, Jr. (Jim) is a Professor of Library and Information Studies at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where he has taught on the tenure-track since 1989. He was born in Marietta, Georgia on November 27, 1946. He was educated in a grade-school military school, a New England prep school, with a year at College Cévenol in Le Chambon-sur-Lignon in France for “emotional maturity” in 1963-64, and received his A. B. (French, 1969) and MLn. (1977) degrees from Emory University. He received his Ph. D. from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1988. The subject of his dissertation was “Tommie Dora Barker and Southern Librarianship,” and concerned Barker’s role in reconciling sectional feeling with national professional goals in the difficult years of The Great Depression. Carmichael has written widely on the history of southern libraries, and in particular the role of different library education programs in influencing the spread of professional librarianship throughout the southern region. A secondary interest, derived from a male librarian survey on which he was advised by an older scholar not to ask the sexual orientation of survey respondents, is gay library history—not so much the history of particular figures and events as the context through which gay liberation, gay literature, and professional gay identity emerged in the 1950s and 1960s. Carmichael himself has been publicly out since 1978, although his sexual orientation was suspect to most people who knew him prior to that date. He maintains, however, that gay history is secondary in intellectual importance to the history of gender in that the assignment of social –and professional–roles is usually based on the way that male and female roles are socially defined, whatever other verbal or surgical enhancements we may add to the mix. The subject of his dissertation was “Tommie Dora Barker and Southern Librarianship,” and concerned Barker’s role in reconciling sectional feeling with national professional goals in the difficult years of The Great Depression.

Carmichael has written widely on the history of southern libraries, and in particular the role of different library education programs in influencing the spread of professional librarianship throughout the southern region. A secondary interest, derived from a male librarian survey on which he was advised by an older scholar not to ask the sexual orientation of survey respondents, is gay library history—not so much the history of particular figures and events as the context through which gay liberation, gay literature, and professional gay identity emerged in the 1950s and 1960s.

Carmichael himself has been publicly out since 1978, although his sexual orientation was suspect to most people who knew him prior to that date. He maintains, however, that gay history is secondary in intellectual importance to the history of gender in that the assignment of social –and professional–roles is usually based on the way that male and female roles are socially defined, whatever other verbal or surgical enhancements we may add to the mix.

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Matthew Ciszek

Matthew P. Ciszek, MLS, Assistant, Librarian & Head, Lartz Memorial Library, Penn State (Shenango). Matthew is a self-described librarian-scholar, LGBTQ activist, progressive, Episcopalian, and more. Examples of key publications include “Out on the Web: The Relationship between Campus Climate and GLBT-Related Web-Based Resources in Academic Libraries” (Journal of Academic Librarianship) and “Managing Outside the Closet: On Being an Openly Gay Library Administrator”
(In Nectoux, Tracy (Ed.), Out Behind the Desk: Workplace Issues for LGBTQ Librarians. Duluth, MN: Library Juice Press).

He has reviewed many core LGBTQ book titles in the Newsletter of the GLBT Roundtable of the American Library association, including “Queer (In)Justice: The Criminalization of LGBT People in the United States,” “Loving Someone Gay” and “Gay Life.Com”

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Ellen Greenblatt

Ellen Greenblatt is one of the founding pioneers of LGBTQ librarianship and information science in the United States. She was co-editor of one of the first handbooks for LGBTQ librarianship, the classic volume Gay and Lesbian Library Service (McFarland). She also edited Serving LGBTIQ Library and Archives Users: Essays on Outreach, Service, Collections and Access (McFarland). Currently, Ellen lectures at the School of Information at San José State University and at the School of Library & Information Studies at the University
of Wisconsin-Madison. She recently retired from the University of Colorado Denver (UCD), where she served in various positions, including Associate Library Dean for Access, Collections, and Technical Services. Prior to UCD, Ellen worked at the University at Buffalo and Princeton University.

Active in the field of LGBTQ librarianship since 1986, she has edited two books on the topic, co-compiled an English language and a bilingual LGBTQ thesaurus, co-chaired the American Library Association GLBT Round Table, and served on a number of advisory boards, including those for the EBSCO LGBT Life Database and several reference works. Her research focuses primarily on LGBTQ and diversity issues in librarianship and has been published in a variety of scholarly journals and edited collections.

In 2012, Ellen received the Web-based Information Science Education (WISE) Consortium Award for Excellence in Online Teaching and the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Women and Gender Studies Section Award for Career Achievement in Women’s Studies Librarianship. For further information, see: http://ischoolapps.sjsu.edu/facultypages/view.php?fac=greenblatte

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David Holt

David Brian Holt, MLIS, JD is Research and Emerging Technologies Law Librarian at Santa Clara University. He is a nationally known, leading LGBT law library educator, researcher and practitioner in the USA. David’s work currently focuses on LGBT legal scholarship, Internet filtering, and open-access publishing. He teaches upper-division courses on advanced legal research and intellectual property research. He is active within the American Association of Law Libraries and recently served as Chair of the Social Responsibilities
Special Interest Section (SR-SIS), which includes the Standing Committee on Lesbian and Gay Issues. His chapter on Internet filtering was included in the latest edition of LGBTIQ Library and Archive Users: Essays on Outreach, Service, Collections and Access.

His LibGuide, “Sexual Orientation and the Law: School Bullying” is available at http://lawguides.scu.edu/content.php?pid=116951&sid=1312795.

He is author of “LGBTIQ teens – plugged in and unfiltered: how Internet filtering impairs construction of online communities, identity formation, and access to health information,” chapter in Serving LGBTIQ Library and Archives Users: Essays on Outreach, Service, Collections and Access (McFarland, 2010). For further information, see: http://law.scu.edu/faculty/profile/holt-david/

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Erin Iannacchione

Erin Iannacchione, MLS, is a corporate librarian specializing in biotech/pharmaceutical information, and is Library Director of the LGBT Center of Raleigh, North Carolina. This is one of the largest and most significant collections of local and national LGBT materials in the region. Erin communicates the values of the library by featuring both local and national award-winning authors through various event series. The Library’s LGBT Family Story Time program was awarded the 2014 “Light the Way Grant: Library Outreach
to the Underserved” grant. In addition, Erin served as Juror of the Rainbow Project Book List of the American Library Association (2013-2015). Erin also recently completed a six-year tenure as member of the Board of Directors and Community Outreach Chair of the LGBT Center of Raleigh.
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Robin Imhof

Robin Imhof, MA, MLIS, Humanities Librarian/Associate Professor, University of the Pacific, is former Chair of the ALA Stonewall Book Award Committee. She is a prominent contributor to LGBT scholarly activities, in addition to other subject areas in the humanities and social sciences. In the LGBT arena, Robin was subject bibliographer (LGBT Studies) for Resources for College Libraries (RCL), a 7-volume set of hand-selected titles in 58 curriculum-specific subject areas, co- published by Choice and R.R. Bowker.
She has authored numerous core encyclopedia entries pertaining to LGBT studies, including:

“Pandora’s Box Opens” and “Foster Publishes Sex Variant Women in Literature” in Great Events from History: Gay, Lesbian, Transgender Events. Lillian Faderman, Yolanda Retter and Horacio Roque Rameriez, eds. Pasadena: Salem Press, 2006.

“Wagnerism” in The Queer Encyclopedia of Music, Dance and Musical Theater. Claude Summers, ed. San Francisco, Cleis Press, 2005.

“Salons” in The Queer Encyclopedia of the Visual Arts. Claude Summers, ed. San Francisco: Cleis Press, 2004.

“Karin Boye” in Gay & Lesbian Literature, Vol. 2. Tom and Sara Pendergast, eds. Detroit: St. James Press, 1998.

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Patrick Keilty

Patrick Keilty, Ph.D., MLIS, Asst. Professor, University of Toronto, School of Information, co-editor with Rebecca Dean, Feminist and Queer Information Studies Reader (Los Angeles, CA: Litwin Books, 2013); author, “Sexual Boundaries and Subcultural Discipline,” Knowledge Organization, Vol. 39, No. 6 (2012); “Tabulating Queer: Space, Perversion, and Belonging,” Knowledge Organization, Vol. 36, No. 4 (2009); “LGBT Information Needs” in the Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences, ed. Marcia J. Bates and Mary Niles
Mack (Taylor & Francis, 2009): 3275-3280; and numerous additional peer review journal articles and distinguished book chapters. http://www.ischool.utoronto.ca/faculty/patrick-keilty
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Lucas McKeever

Lucas McKeever, MLS, is Head of Technical Services at Elmwood Park Public Library. Previously he was Director of the the Gerber-Hart Library and Archives (www.gerberhart.org), where he supervised, scheduled, and coordinatec activities of over 60 volunteers, and actively administrated efforts in development for both its premier LGBTQ collection and its budgetary enhancements. He has worked previously with the Google Book Digitization Project at the University of Illinois and worked extensively with
a variety of LGBTQ community organizations and projects. He is co-convener of the LGBT Users Special Interest Group (SIG) of the International Federation of Library Associations, and is a member of the Rainbow Project Committee of the GLBT Roundtable of the American Library Association. He is currently working as co-editor with Rae-Anne Montague on Queer Library Alliance: Global Reflections and Imaginings, to be published by Library Juice Press.
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Bharat Mehra

Bharat Mehra, Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of Tennesee School of Information Sciences; author of numerous articles relating to library education and diversity efforts; honored with LGBT Ally Research Award (Chancellor’s Honors, 2008); author (in press), with J. Haley and D. Lane, “Information Needs of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) South Asians: Multiple Shades of Identity based on Sexual Orientation and Ethnicity,” The Colors of the Rainbow: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender People of Color
in the Academy, edited by V. A. Wall & J. Washington; author of “Integrating LGBTIQ Representations Across the Library and Information Science Curriculum: A Strategic Framework for Student-Centered Interventions,” in E. Greenblatt (ed.), Serving LGBTIQ Library and Archives Users: Essays on Outreach, Service, Collections and Access (McFarland, 2010); author, with D. Braquet, “Library and Information Science Professionals as Community Action Researchers in an Academic Setting: Top Ten Directions to Further Institutional Change for People of Diverse Sexual Orientations and Gender Identities,” Library Trends, 56(2); author with D. Braquet, “A ‘Queer’ Manifesto of Interventions for Libraries to ‘Come Out’ of the Closet! A Study of ‘Queer’ Youth Experiences during the Coming Out Process,” Library and Information Science Research Electronic Journal, 16(1) (March 2006).
http://web.utk.edu/~bmehra/publications.html
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Rae-Anne Montague

Rae-Anne Montague is Assistant Professor and School Library Media Program Coordinator at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa Library and Information Science Program. Her work focuses on information equity and spans several areas of education and social justice. She is actively involved with a number of community-based projects including forming and convening the new LGBTQ Users Special Interest Group in the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA). For more information see http://raeannemontague.wordpress.com
Anne Moore

Anne L. Moore, MA, MLIS, Special Collections Librarian, W.E.B. Du Bois Library, University of Massachusetts (Amherst). Amongst many accomplishments: author, “History of the (ALA) GLBT Round Table” in Serving LGBTIQ Library and Archives Users: Essays on Outreach, Service, Collections and Access (ed. by Ellen Greenblatt, McFarland, 2010); former chair, ALA GLBT Round Table, 2010- 2013, and co-chair 2002-2006.
Jamie Campbell Naidoo, Ph.D.

Jamie Campbell Naidoo, Ph.D., is Associate & Foster-EBSCO Endowed Professor, School of Library & Information Studies, University of Alabama. He is a nationally known researcher in the area of representation of minority populations in media for children and young adults. He has written on the presence of controversial children’s literature in the School Library Media Center, and more specifically, the history of queer (LGBTQ) children’s literature and library services. One particular area of emphasis has been
his focus on serving Latino youth and their families and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) families and their children in the library. He is the author of Rainbow Family Collections: Selecting and Using Children’s Books with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Content. For further information see: http://slis.ua.edu/jamie-campbell-naidoo
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William Peniston

William Peniston, Ph.D., is Librarian and Archivist of the Newark Museum. He is a leading author in French history and culture as it relates to many areas of LGBT concerns. His books include Bougres de vie (Queer Lives): huit homosexuels du XIXe siecle se racontent (ErosOnyx); Queer Lives: Men’s Autobiographies from Nineteenth-Century France (University of Nebraska Press); and winner of the CHOICE Book-of-the-Year Award, Pederasts and Others: Urban Culture and Sexual Identity in Nineteenth-Century Paris (originally
published by The Haworth Press and now distributed by Taylor & Francis/Routledge).
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Robert Ridinger

Robert Ridinger, MA, MLS, Social Sciences & Area Studies Librarian, University Libraries, Northern Illinois University; pioneering author, researcher, community volunteer in LGBTQ librarianship. Editor (with E. Bosman and J. Bradford), Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered Literature: A Genre Guide (Libraries Unlimited, 2008); author, Speaking for our Lives: Historic Speeches and Rhetoric for Gay and Lesbian Rights 1892-2000 (Harrington Park Press, 2004); author, The Gay and Lesbian Movement: References and Resources
(Macmillan, 1993); author, The Homosexual and Society: An Annotated Bibliography (Greenwood Press, 1990); peer reviewer for the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Section of Resources for College Libraries (2009); author of more than 100 articles, book chapters, and reviews related to LGBTQ issues in professional and popular periodicals and books; active member/reviewer for the GLBT Round Table (American Library Assocation); Staff Librarian since 1993 of the Leather Archives and Museum (Chicago, Illinois).
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Alvin Schrader

Dr. Alvin Schrader, Adjunct Professor, ISMSS (Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services), University of Alberta, and Professor Emeritus, School of Library and Information Studies. Among his current research interests are intellectual freedom and censorship in libraries and in society at large, Internet access and filtering, library collections and issues for sexual and gender minorities, and Internet censorship of information, websites, and social media about and for sexual and gender minorities. www.ualberta.ca/~aschrade
Rebecka Sheffield

Rebecka Sheffield, MISt., PhD, is Executive Director / Archives Manager of the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives (CLGA). The Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives is the largest independent LGBTQ+ archives in the world. As such, it collects and curates critical LGBTQ+ historical records, including personal papers, organizational records, publications, audio-visual material, works of art, photographs, posters, and other artifacts. Rebecka specializes in
strategic planning, archival discovery and access. She has also worked with the LGBTQ+ Digital Oral History Collaboratory, which brings together a team of researchers across four community archives and five research institutions.

She holds a graduate degree in Information Studies, focusing on Archives and Records Management, and completed her doctoral studies in the Faculty of Information in collaboration with the Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies at the University of Toronto. She is passionate about LGBTQ+ archives and finding innovative ways to bring researchers and collections together.

Her academic publications include: “The Bedside Table Archives: Archive Intervention and Lesbian Intimate Domestic Culture” in a special Issue on “Queer Archives” published by Radical History Review; with Kate Zieman, ““Privacy, Context & Pride: The Management of Digital Photographs in a Queer Archives” (in Rachel Wexelbaum, ed. Queers Online: LGBT Digital Practices in Libraries, Archives, and Museums. Los Angeles, CA: Litwin); and “More than acid-free folders: Extending our concept of preservation to include the stewardship of unexplored histories” (Library Trends).

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Martha Stone

Martha E. Stone, is Literary Editor and member of the Board of Directors for the globally respected LGBT essay and reviews magazine, The Gay and Lesbian Review/Worldwide. She is a member of the Advisory Committee of The History Project, devoted to documenting and preserving the history of Boston’s LGBT community. Her book chapter contributions include “My Destiny: Librarianship,” in Norman Kester’s work, Liberating Minds: The Stories and Professional Lives of Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Librarians
and Their Advocates (McFarland, 1997) and “The Journal of Record: The Gay and Lesbian Review/Worldwide” in Ellen Greenblatt’s groundbreaking handbook, Serving LGBTIQ Library and Archival Users: Essays on Outreach, Service, Collections and Access (McFarland, 2011).

Martha E. Stone was honored as recipient of the 2014 Archival Hero Recognition Award from The History Project.

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Stephen Stratton

Stephen E. Stratton, AB, MA, MSLS, Interim Assoc. Vice President of Academic Affairs for the Library, California State University Channel Islands; co-chair, GLBT Roundtable of the American Library Association (2001 – 2005); his research interests are in literacy information provision to GLBT people, and access to HIV/AIDS information in diverse communities. His book, The Encyclopedia of HIV and AIDS, 3rd edition was published by Facts on File in 2012. He is the author of numerous pioneering book chapters on HIV/AIDS
community service/reference, including, “AIDS: Medical History” in LGBTQ America Today (Hawley, Greenwood Press, 2008) and “Reference on the Web: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered e-Reference” (Booklist, 2001). He has assisted numerous volunteer HIV/AIDS organizations, including Community Programs for Clinical Research on AIDS (Washington, DC); Richmond AIDS Consortium; New York Correctional AIDS in Prison Project; HIV/AIDS Resource Center (Ann Arbor, Michigan); and many more.
http://ciapps.csuci.edu/FacultyBiographies/stephen.stratton
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Polly Thistlethwaite

Polly Thistlethwaite, MLS, Professor & Chief Librarian, The Graduate School and University Center, City University of New York. Amongst numerous accomplishments: previously caretaker of the Lesbian Herstory Archives (Brooklyn, NY); previous organizer of the ALMS International GLBT Archives Conference (2008); previous chair, CUNY CLAGS Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies and member of its board of directors (2004-2008); author of “Stonewall Riots” in the Gale Encyclopedia of Sex & Gender (Dierdre Blanchfield,
ed.), published by Thomson Gale in 2007; author of “Prostitution, Hustling, and Sex Work Law and Policy,” in Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History in America (Marc Stein, ed; New York: Charles Scribner’s, 2004); author of “The Homosexual as Problem Patron,” Reference Librarian, 2002 (75/76), The Haworth Press; author of “Lesbian Herstory Archives” and “Joan Nestle,” in Lesbian Histories and Cultures, Bonnie Zimmerman, ed; New York: Garland, 2000; author of “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender” (entry co-author) in Bill Katz and Linda Sternberg Katz, eds, Magazines for Libraries, 8th ed, New York: Bowker, 1995, and co-author of “Lesbian and Gay” entries for 1992 7th ed. and 1989 6th ed.; author of “Gays and Lesbians in Library History,” in Wayne Wiegand, ed. Encyclopedia of Library History (New York: Garland, 1994).
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Daniel Tsang

Daniel C. Tsang, Distinguished Librarian, Data Librarian (Asian American Studies) and Subject Specialist (Political science & Economics), University of California at Irvine. Daniel is a prolific and pioneer author/researcher in LGBT library & information science, as well as related social science fields. Key contributions include “Notes on Queer ‘N Asian Virtual Sex” (Amerasia Journal); “Policing” perversions”: Depo-Provera and John Money’s new sexual order’ (Journal of Homosexuality); and the book chapter “Homosexuality Research
Collections” in the book “Libraries, Erotica and Pornography.”

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Kenneth Turino

Kenneth C. Turino, is Manager of Community Engagement and Exhibits, Historic New England. He has a specialized background in LGBTQ public history and museum collections. He is an advisor to and collaborator with The History Project, which documents and preserves the history of Boston’s LGBT community. The Project shares that information with the public (see: http://www.historyproject.org/). Kenneth Turino authored “The Varied Telling of Queer History at Historic New England Sites” in Interpreting
LGBT History at Museums and Historic Sites edited by Susan Ferentinos (Rowman & Littlefield, 2015). He also co-authored with Susan “Entering the Mainstream: Interpreting GLBT History” (History News, Spring 2009, AASLH).

He also is a member of the Governing Council of the American Association for State and Local History and sits on its Historic House Committee.

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John Vincent

John Vincent has long been a national leader in the United Kingdom in the area of public library services for LGBT populations. He is author of the notable work, LGBT People and the UK Cultural Sector: The Response of Libraries, Museums, Libraries, Archives, and Heritage Since 1950 (Ashgate, 2014). In 2014 he was made an honorary fellow of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP), which also awarded him its Special Diversity Award. He is the author of numerous
papers in community librarianship and social justice issues in information services. For additional information see:
https://www.linkedin.com/pub/john-vincent/11/46b/4b2
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 Jack van der Wel

Jack van der Wel, Head of Collections and Information Services of the International Homo/Lesbian Information Center and Archives (IHLIA LGBT Heritage), located at the Amsterdam Public Library. Jack van der Wel had studied political science at the University of Amsterdam. In 1978, he and other students founded Homodok, the Documentation Center for Gay & Lesbian Studies at the University of Amsterdam. Homodok went on to become the leading LGBT archive in Europe.
In 2000, Homodok merged with the Lesbian Archives Amsterdam and Anna Blaman Huis in Leeuwarden to form IHLIA LGBT Heritage, the International Homo/Lesbian Information Centre and Archives. Jack van der Wel has, at his institution, reconstructed the Schorer gay library in The Hague. Dating from 1912, Schorer’s library had consisted of materials confiscated by the Nazis during their occupation of the Netherlands in World War II and was never returned. He was one of the compilers of the original Dutch Homosaurus and worked with Ellen Greenblatt on developing a global version. He was also co-organizer of the 2012 ALMS LGBT Conference in Amsterdam.
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Rachel Wexelbaum

Rachel Wexelbaum, MLIS, Management Librarian and LGBTIQ Studies Librarian at St. Cloud State University. Senior editor and book reviewer for Lambda Literary Foundation, and the LGBT Studies peer reviewer for Resources for College Libraries. Founding member of MnnGAYS, the unofficial LGBTIQ subunit of the Minnesota Library Association, and editor of the anthology Queers Online: LGBT Digital Practices in Libraries, Archives, and Museums (Library Juice Press, 2014).
http://web.stcloudstate.edu/rswexelbaum/Wexelbaum2013CV.pdf