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Subject: Finding GLBT books on PBS
Date Posted: 5/8/2008 10:44 AM ET
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I've been speaking (PMing ?) with someone who was having trouble finding LGBT books and told her about several resources on PBS that I don't think most people know about, so I thought I would mention them here, and if anyone knows of anything else they could also spread the knowledge.

I sometimes search from the main search page for the genre' GLBT. This seems to work better than searching on the keyword Lesbian, but sometimes I do that too, if I don't want to have to sort out the G, B, & T from the L.

I use the daily digest feature in the settings to get a daily list of all the GLBT books listed each day.

I also use the daily wish list feature in the setting to get a list of all the GLBT books Wished for each day. I find some new (to Me) books that way that I don't think I would know about otherwise.

I also buddy anyone I come across that has a lot of L books on their list, so that if I'm not looking for a specific title, but just browsing I can go directly to their lists. Also if I want a fairly common book I like to keep the request in the family.

Anybody have any other tricks or suggestions they would like to share?

I've been a member 2 years and just found out about the daily lists in the last two months, I expect there are lots of other features I have not stumbled across yet!

Anne J

Date Posted: 5/8/2008 12:19 PM ET
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I just have a Saved Search set for GLBT books posted in the last seven days, and check it frequently.  And of course, now that we havea  lot of our stuff tagged, I check that out too.

Date Posted: 5/9/2008 2:38 PM ET
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Thanks for the help,   Anne.

Date Posted: 5/9/2008 7:04 PM ET
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for me, I just periodically search for "transgender" or "transsexual" and either request or wishlist anything I don't already have.  I also use the tag features on librarything to see if there is anything specific that I want. 

Date Posted: 5/12/2008 8:32 AM ET
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Anne, I didn't even know about the Daily Digest feature.  Thanks for the education and some great tips!

Date Posted: 5/12/2008 9:44 PM ET
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Sheryl,

Glad it helps. As I said It took me a couple of years to find, and I think I do a fair amount of poking around.

Noticed the ambulance, are you an EMT?

Anne

Date Posted: 5/13/2008 8:53 AM ET
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Hi Anne, yes, I'm an EMT in NJ, and have been since 1991.  Are you?

Date Posted: 5/14/2008 10:22 AM ET
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Sheryl,

Nope - An LPN in Wisconsin since 1989. I do Infectious Disease Clinical Trials now, have done all the rest of the usual in the past.

Date Posted: 5/14/2008 11:07 AM ET
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Well Anne, it's nice to (virtually) meet you!  I am also a microbiologist, but I work in the environmental field, not in public health, although I do read some of the public health studies in the journals from time to time. 

Subject: newbie in the building
Date Posted: 6/10/2008 7:03 PM ET
Member Since: 6/10/2008
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hey y'all,

I just posted a few lesbian books (25) in my account. They're going fast though. I'm moving soon and am trying to sell or give away what I can before the move. I have a couple of Radclyffe that I'm keeping to myself though ;-)