GLBTRT Resource Ad hoc Committee Community
Submitted on Thu, 01/17/2013 - 17:42
To the GLBTRT Board Contact Web Form
Last Name: Walker
First Name: Walter
After reviewing the GLBTRT Resources webpage and their website analytics
data, we propose that the Round Table continue to host GLBT-related
bibliographies and resource lists that have been created or approved by
GLBTRT members and that there should be a standing committee charged with
creating, approving, and maintaining group-curated resources. Bibliographies
created by individuals will no longer be hosted on the GLBTRT webpage. The
new committee will approve the content and establish criteria for maintaining
links, monitoring usage, and website changes. We also recommend that the
committee start its work by identifying topics for new resources, evaluating
the current resources for possible revision or deletion, and setting up a
mechanism on the page for users to suggest new topics or other changes on the
Approved by the GLBTRT Resources Ad Hoc Committee, 17 January 2013, and
submitted by Walt Cat Walker on their behalf.
I realize that our group has been unable to complete all of the charge that
we were given in Spring 2012. Several of the Ad Hoc Committee members are
willing to be serve on a standing committee if one is formed, and I am
willing to chair it, if the Board wishes to accept our proposal. I expect to
have more time to lead a committee after my term as Chair of OLAC's
Cataloging Policy Committee ends this June.
We have assembled the full complement of the committee from a variety of library backgrounds, which will greatly assist in evaluating the lists we have now, and suggesting useful courses of action, and that we will be making extensive use of the email forum as a venue for discussions.Members of GLBTRT Resource Ad hoc Committee
(from committee proposal) The committee will issue progress reports to GLBTRT Membership and leadership on a quarterly basis and a final report a week before 2013 ALA Midwinter Meeting.
- March 2012
- June 2012
- August 2012
- November 2012
- 2013 ALA Midwinter Meeting
At the ALA 2012 Midwinter Meeting, the GLBT Round Table Steering Committee charged this ad hoc committee one year to assess, develop, and maintain all resources listed on Publications page of the round table web site. The content on this page was on the Popular Resources page of our old web site.