A brief look at ‘grams of interest to engage teens and librarians navigating this social media platform.
As of this year, the American Library Association (ALA) has designated June as GLBT Book Month to celebrate authors and books depicting the lives and experiences of members of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community. While many libraries Instagrammed their GLBT displays earlier in the month, many more images were posted after last week’s Supreme Court decision to legalize same-sex marriage. With photos of book spines arranged in rainbows, #bookfacefriday posts, and images of library booths at pride events, libraries showed their support for the GLBT community.
For resources on selecting materials for displays or collection development, the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) provides resources including the Stonewall Book Award recipients and lists of Rainbow Books and Over the Rainbow Books for youth and adults, respectively.

 

About Meaghan Darling

Meaghan is the Youth Services Librarian at the Sparta Public Library in Sparta, New Jersey.

2 Thoughts on “Instagram of the Week – June 29

  1. Hey, really love how different organizations are promoting authors and book readers. I’m somewhat a bookworm myself lol. As for LGBT, there’s nothing wrong with it. Obviously people has the right to express their opinions and all but still, if a person is happy, that makes me happy. I don’t really care where that happiness comes from tbh. Anways, one questions burning in my head. Why june tho. xD it could’ve been any other month right?

  2. Meaghan Darling on November 22, 2015 at 7:03 pm said:

    Hi Rafee,

    GLBT Book Month coincides with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month which takes place in June in honor of the Stonewall riots of June 1969.

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