As Gerber/Hart Library and Archives completes its first year in the new location at 6500 N. Clark St., Chicago, the board of directors is inviting the community to a see the progress made in all areas of the organization and discusses the future of Gerber/Hart Library on Thursday, Dec. 11, 7 p.m. at the library.
Board member Carrie Barnett will speak briefly about the state of the organization and goals for 2015. Barnett said, "2014 has been an exciting year for the organization. We've made great strides organizing the archives and library and the administrative functions of Gerber/Hart. We'd love to show the community our progress and share our vision for the future"
The meeting will include an opportunity to tour the space and see how the archives and special collections are coming to life. The program will include a look back at 2014 and a dialogue with the community on the services and programs Gerber/Hart will offer going forward.
Gerber/Hart Library and Archives was founded in 1981 to be a depository for the records of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender ( LGBT ) individuals and organizations, and for other resources bearing upon their lives and experiences in American society. Gerber/Hart Library and Archives has since grown into being the Midwest's largest LGBT circulating library with over 14,000 volumes, 800 periodical titles, and 100 archival collections.
The meeting is open to the public. Free parking is available at the building or take the CTA Bus 22. The library is wheel-chair accessible/ADA compliant. For more information on the event send an email to email@example.com or call 773-381-8030.