This virtual event will highlight various aspects of queer librarianship, including programs, projects, outreach, and initiatives, from areas of academic library and archives work. It will include a keynote by Shawn(ta) Smith-Cruz, presentations by representatives from some of the projects that Walt Walker contributed to during his time with us (ONE Archives, Rainbow Round Table, and Homosaurus), and solicited lightning round presentations.
The full schedule can be found here: https://digitalcommons.lmu.edu/queercat/2021/
Walt, better known to friends as “Cat”, was a cataloger and activist, a long-time librarian at Loyola Marymount University, a notable member of ALA’s Rainbow Roundtable and of OLAC, and an editorial board member for the Homosaurus. In hosting this symposium, we hope to honor these aspects and areas of Walt’s life and work.