Relationship with GLSEN
Just wanted to keep you updated on my contact with GLSEN (email correspondance below). It was interesting to know that we are already connected with this group (see Stephanie's response) ... I did mention the poster session opportunity.
From: Stephanie Blackwood [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Tue 5/24/2011 10:08 AM
To: Hayley McEwing
Cc: Laura Gottfried; Robert McGarry
Subject: RE: American Library Association Opportunity
Hi Hayley, thanks so much for connecting with me about creating a working relationship with the American Library Association. Your tenacity is to be admired! As you probably know, GLSEN enjoys a very good relationship with the ALA. We consider the ALA to be one of our valued institutional partners. We've worked with you in promoting No Name Calling Week. The ALA is a member of the National Safe Schools Partnership, and last year GLSEN was invited to participate in an ALA webinar for No Name Calling Week.
I've cc-ed Laura Gottfried, Senior Director of Programs, and Robert McGarry, Director of Curriculum and Training, as they would be making the decision. Thanks again for connecting with us and this invitation.
Stephanie K. Blackwood
646 388 6587 direct
212 727 0135 general
917 532 2487 mobile
90 Broad Street, 2nd flr
New York NY 10004
GLSEN envisions a world in which every child learns to accept and respect all people, regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity/expression. Learn how you can support GLSEN's Campaign to send a Safe Space Kit to every middle and high school in the nation. Go now: www.safespacekit.com
From: Hayley McEwing
Sent: Monday, May 23, 2011 5:37 PM
To: Stephanie Blackwood
Subject: American Library Association Opportunity
Hello, Ms. Stephanie Blackwood:
I first emailed your organization in Spring of last year (see email below) in hopes of making a contact between your organization and the American Library Association (ALA). By Summer of 2010, I had made brief email and phone contacts with Aimee Gelnaw, but she appears to no longer be associated with GLSEN.
In looking at the GLSEN website today, I see that you are the Senior Manager of Institutional Relations, a position I do not remember seeing before. I hope you will be interested in working with the American Library Association: http://www.ala.org/. At this point, the Liaisons with National Organizations Serving Children and Youth Committee, of which I am a member, is planning a poster session for our 2012 Annual Conference in Anaheim, CA. We hope to display information from various organizations serving children and youth, including GLSEN. Perhaps we could even co-present an informational session with your leaders or members.
Other collaborations are possible, depending on your interests; I would be able to put you in contact with the most appropriate members of ALA.
Please let me know your organization's level of interest.
To Education Director Aimee Gelnaw and Development Director Dane Grams:
As a member of the American Library Association and their Liaisons with National Organizations Serving Children and Youth Committee, I am writing in hopes of connecting our organization with yours.
In the past, one of our committee members made contact with (former?) Director of Education Benny Vasquez. If he is still part of your staff, we can continue to work with him. If not, we are happy to start fresh with the appropriate member of your organization.
The American Library Association can support the Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network by offering booklists. These can be specially created for your organization, or we can introduce and explain those already on our website: www.ala.org <http://www.ala.org/> .
We are also interested in the opportunities that your organization provides children and youth and are interested in linking some of your web pages with ours.
There is also great potential for other collaborative projects that we have yet to discover and discuss. Please consider working with us. Together, we can better serve a mutual investment -- children and youth.
Thank you for your time.