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Midwinter Schedule

WSS Meeting Schedule for the 2010 ALA Midwinter Meeting, Boston MA Date Time Meeting name Location Saturday January 16 1:30-3:30 Awards (closed) HYATT-Cambridge 4:00-5:00 General Membership Forum HYATT-Grand BR A 6:00-8:00 WSS Social TBD Sunday January 17 8:00-10:00 Conference Program Planning 2010 WEST-Exec. Bd. Rm. 8:00-10:00 Conference Program Planning 2011 WEST-Lewis 10:30-12:00 All Committees Meeting Boston Convention and Exhibition Center BCEC-Room 151A/B 4:00-5:30 Executive Board HYATT-Concord Monday January 18 8:00-10:00.. Read More

WSS Awards Deadline Extended

The Women’s Studies Section awards are given annually to honor distinguished academic librarians who have made outstanding contributions to women’s studies through accomplishments and service to the profession. The awards recognize those who have made long-standing contributions to the field during a career (the Career Achievement award) and those who have made significant one-time contributions (the Significant Achievement award). Award: Two cash awards of $1,000 each: ACRL WSS Award for.. Read More

WSS Social

Please join your fellow WSS members this Saturday, July 11 from 6:00-8:00pm-ish at BIN 36 wine bar (339 N. Dearborn near the House of Blues) for great conversation, delish appetizers, and all-around good times. We’ll be walking up there as a group after the General Membership Forum, but feel free to drop by as your schedule allows. For our other events and meetings in Chicago, please see our conference information.. Read More

WSS Member Publishes a New Book

An Author among us! Congratulations Lauren Pressley.  Lauren wrote a book, “So You Want To Be A Librarian” http://laurenpressley.com/library/?p=922 BTW, she will be signing copies at ALA booth 1637, Exhibits Hall, McCormick Place Convention Center, Chicago at 10am, Sunday, July 12, 2009.

Get Published in the WSS Newsletter!

Are you heading to Annual? Interested in adding a service publication to your cv? Help out the Section by reporting on events in Chicago this summer. The WSS Newsletter editors are looking for people to write on or take photos at the following conference events: WSS Program/Awards Ceremony WSS Poster Session WSS Social If you are interested in writing on these events, or any other WSS events or issues, please.. Read More

WSS Newsletter Editor Opening

Are you interested in making the most out of your WSS membership? Would you like to add an important service opportunity to your cv? Does the thought of meeting more of the wonderful members of our Section and helping to keep them up-to-date on and engaged in WSS issues appeal to you? Then look no further — the WSS Newsletter is looking for a new Assistant Editor WSS Newsletter Editor.. Read More

WSS Members Published in C&RL News

WSS Members Jane Nichols (Oregon State University) and Rebecca Tolley-Stokes (East Tennessee State University) both had articles published in the May 2009 issue of C&RL News. Check out their research here: Library a la Carte: Research and course guides made to order, by Jane Nichols Try on a new pair of sensible shoes: What libraries can learn from Zappos about customer service and organizational culture, by Rebecca Tolley-Stokes

WSS Schedule of Meetings and Events at Annual

Program Schedule Date Time Meeting name Location Saturday July 11 1:30-2:30 Introduction to Women’s Issues McCormick Place West W-176b 3:30-5:30 General Membership Forum Palmer House Salon V Sunday July 12 8:00-10:00 Conference Planning Committee 2009 Palmer House LaSalle 4 8:00-10:00 Conference Planning Committee 2010 Palmer House Sandburg 2 10:30-12:00 Awards (closed) Palmer House Clark 09 10:30-12:00 All Committees Meeting Palmer House Wabash Parlor 3:30-5:30 Executive Board & Leadership Orientation Palmer.. Read More

WSS Program at Annual in Chicago

Gaming, Film, and Ephemera: Women’s Studies and Academic Collections Monday, July 13, 2009 8:00-8:30: WSS Awards Presentation 8:30-12:00: WSS Program Location: McCormick Place West W-192b The panel will address mixed archival collections at the Schlesinger Library, the UIUC Gaming collection, and experiences conducting research on African American women and film. This program will address collection management and research strategies related to popular culture collections in academic libraries. Many collections directly.. Read More