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OutHistory.org Needs Your Help!

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OutHistory.org is an educational web site on LBGT history developed by the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies (CLAGS) at the

City University of New York Graduate Center . Part archive, part museum, part encyclopedia, it is a rare resource in that it makes scholarship on LGBT history widely accessible outside of academic journals. 

This very important project needs your help. Please make a donation if you can! Because of the economic crisis and its impact on public higher education in New York, CLAGS  can't continue funding the project, and the grant that established OutHistory expires on December 31, 2008. In an email sent out today by CLAGS director Sarah Chinn and OutHistory director Ned Katz, the importance of the site and its need for funding is put like this: Continue reading after the jump

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Love working on web sites? Interested in LGBT history? This might be the job for you!

The Center for Gay and Lesbian Studies (CLAGS) at City University of New York (CUNY) is looking for a project coordinator for what sounds like a fantastic project. The project is OutHistory.org, a web site devoted to the histories of LGBT folk. Here's the job posting:

Job Description: CLAGS seeks a part-time Project Coordinator for a fledgling project, OutHistory.org, a website on the history of lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgender people. The main task is to work with the Director of CLAGS and the Project Director and to coordinate the development of the website in terms of content, design, development, and maintenance. Responsibilities will include assisting on grant writing, managing correspondence with the project's Advisory Board and Director, working on logistics for the annual advisory board meeting, maintaining communication with the web designers, conducting and coordinating archival work, editing content, and various other logistical and coordination activities. Additional tasks may include working with other CLAGS staff on general office administration. This position is part time (15 – 20 hours per week) at an hourly rate of $15.

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