Saturday, 4 August 2012

Brief update about LGBTI ALMS conference and useful links page

I returned from the LGBTI ALMS 2012 conference in Amsterdam this morning, what a beautiful city, and what an empowering and inspirational conference. The range of speakers was vast, and the experiences and stories shared, invaluable. I look forward to writing a more in depth report once I have uploaded the photos I took while I was there. In the mean time, many of the papers are available to be read on the conference blog, mine will be on there shortly.

I decided that a good way to keep track of many of the great work going on in the UK and beyond was to begin compiling a list of links to various websites, you can find the beginnings of this to the right under 'Useful links index', this is very much a work in progress, and so far just contains links relating to the LGBTI ALMS conference, there will be more to come more widely, but I will pick away at it as and when I can, I hope eventually the page itself will become a valuable resource that I hope to keep up to date. Needless to say, I will tidy up the page a bit when I get the chance as well. Any suggestions for pages I could add to it will be gratefully received.

I hope to post something more comprehensive about the conference on Monday, but until then, the warmest thanks to the organisers and hosts at IHLIA and I hope the conference is the start of a great worldwide collaborative family working diligently towards a brighter future for the histories of LGBTI communities.


  1. It was great meeting you at the ALMS! Hope we can stay in touch. See you next time in the US!

    Suzie Day

  2. you too Suzie, you had some great ideas about making public library spaces more queer-friendly!


  3. Sean this is fabulousl!
    Was thinking of doing something similar when return home this weekend to the u.s.....
    I wrote up a lot of my notes on the train from Amsterdam to Paris.
    Anyway, thanks for being such an inspiring and incredible person.
    Best wishes,

  4. thank you! I think it will certainly be useful to keep a record of good-practice sites, and I hope other people will find it of use too! I hope you enjoy the rest of your trip!