Monday, January 29, 2007

Update: Not All Southern Libraries Anti-Gay!

A few weeks ago, I reported on a study that showed the paucity of gay teen titles in southern states like Arkansas. Someone just posted this very cool comment after that blog post:

As an education librarian at a University in Alabama, I'm pleased to brag a little on our Juvenile Literature Collection. Feel free to visit our library's site at and search our "Local Catalog" for these and related titles. I've been fortunate in having faculty who recommend titles like these for our collection, and sometimes we even have money to buy books for our library. I can also tell you that these books are extremely popular here. Keep up the good work, Brent! And if anyone has recommendations for titles we don't have, please holler.--

Jonathan H. Harwell, Reference Librarian for Education, Mervyn H. Sterne Library, University of Alabama at Birmingham, jharwell@uab.edu