HQ 76.3/New England News

THE NEWSLETTER OF HQ76.3/NEW ENGLAND
LESBIAN, GAY AND BISEXUAL LIBRARIANS AND LIBRARY STAFF

Volume 4, No. 3
May, 1996

JOIN US FOR PRIDE - SATURDAY, JUNE 8!!!

We'll be assembling on the lower steps of the old entrance of Boston Public Library (Dartmouth Street) between 11:30 and 11:45 a.m. on Saturday, June 8. Look for our banner! Then, we'll proceed to the Copley Square location (as yet unknown) assigned to us by the Pride Committee. Of course, please feel free to join us en route, if you prefer. We are looking forward to a big turnout of stereotype-smashing librarians, library students, and library workers!

The traditional post-pride potluck will be held at the home of Alice Abraham, HQ76.3's treasurer (and gracious hostess). Contact Alice for information and/or directions, at: alice_abraham@wgbh.org.

T-Shirt Reminder

Also remember that HQ76.3 t-shirts are still available for $12 (sizes L and X-L). The shirts are white and display our logo with a pink triangle. You can order the t-shirts by contacting Alice as indicated above.

Annual Meeting Highlights

HQ76.3's Annual Meeting took place on April 27 at Alice Abraham's home, and at that time we congratulated Greg Rice on his election as one of the co-chairs. (The other co-chair position remains vacant.) PLEASE REMEMBER TO RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP by using the form enclosed.

HQ on the Web

Many thanks to John DeSantis for establishing our web site. Check it out at the following URL: http://www.dartmouth.edu/~janusz/hq763.html and contact John at: janusz@dartmouth.edu with suggestions for content and links.

ALA 25th Anniversary Book Awards Breakfast

Tickets are still available for the gala breakfast celebrating the 25th anniversary of the American Library Association's Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Book Award on July 8 at 8:00 a.m. at Loew's Hotel in New York City. Along with presentations to the 1996 award winners, Urvashi Vaid and Jim Grimsley (who will read from their works), there will be keynote speeches from Jonathan Ned Katz and Patricia Nell Warren. You don't have to be an ALA member to attend this exciting event. To be sure that your name is on the reservation list, send a check for $30 payable to: ALA/ SRRT/GLBTF to:

Roland Hansen
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Flaxman Library
37 S. Wabash
Chicago, IL 60603

The deadline for the receipt of checks is June 25.

Next Issue

We promise a lengthier newsletter next time, filled with the information you've come to expect, like the Jobs Available, Purple Prose, Dates to Remember, and Kudos columns. We plan to distribute the newsletter electronically to those of you with e-mail addresses, and plan to make an abbreviated version of the newsletter on our website. A hard copy will still be sent to those members without an e-mail address.

Please contact Martha Stone with any comments, questions, newsletter input, etc., at: stone@medex.mgh.harvard. edu.

REMINDER: The AIDS Pledge walk in Boston on Saturday, June 2. Walk, or sponsor a walker.