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New WSS Governance Procedures

In 2008, all ACRL sections voted to migrate existing Bylaws to a new set of guidelines called Governance Procedures. Although the governance procedures use similar language to the previous bylaws language, they are more flexible, easier to change, and meant as general principles rather than rules that are carved in stone that are difficult to modify. Language was revised and approved by the WSS Executive Committee, and the new Governance.. Read More

Feminists’ Night at the Movies

Feminists’ Night at the Movies 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM Location: Palmer House, Room: Chicago Room Featuring three films from the Women Make Movies catalog: Women’s Kingdom: a film by Xiaoli Zhou and produced by Xiaoli Zhou & Brent E. Huffman. With breathtaking imagery shot in a remote area of southwest China, this short documentary offers a rare glimpse into Mosuo culture, one of the last matriarchal societies in the.. Read More

Conference Info for New Attendees

The ACRL 101 session at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago will be held Saturday, July 11, from 8:00-10:00 a.m. in Ballroom IV of the Chicago Sheraton Hotel. Also check out the Making the Most of Your 1st Conference Tipsheet from ACRL.

Introduction to Women’s Issues

Please join us for the annual Introduction to Women’s Issues discussion, rotated each year among the SRRT Feminist Task Force (FTF), the ACRL Women’s Studies Section (WSS) and the Committee on the Status of Women in Librarianship (COSWL). Introduction to Women’s Issues Saturday, July 11: 1:30-2:30 PM McCormick Place West W-176b Topic: Women and Workload: Strategies for Empowerment As budgets shrink, repositories and staff consolidate, and job responsibilities multiply, managing.. Read More

Feedback requested for Government Information: A Topic for all Librarians

On Friday, July 10 (8:00am-12:00 pm, McCormick Place West-178a), I will be attending a forum on the future of government information entitled “Government Information: A Topic for All Librarians,” and any WSS members in town are encouraged to come. I will be representing the Section, and we’ve been asked to cover four main questions: 1. How do WSS librarians help users find information from all government levels? 2. In what.. Read More

GLBTRT Chicago Recommendations

The GLBT Round Table has posted some recommended bookstores, restaurants, bars, and community resources of potential interest to attendees of the conference in Chicago. Their newsletter is here: http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/rts/glbtrt/news/newsletters/summer09.pdf

Feedback requested: WSS Newsletter

The ACRL Budget and Finance Committee (B&F) has asked individual Sections to consider the following: “…whether a printed section newsletter is still vital to your section membership. The B &F realize that a number of the sections are already making the newsletter available electronically. One suggestion to trim the budget was to ask sections if having a print fall newsletter and then transitioning to an electronic newsletter in the spring.. Read More

WiFi at McCormick Place

From ALA: ALA is paying for WiFi at McCormick Place during the ALA Conference. So it will be available at no charge in the public areas and meeting rooms in the building and the Hyatt Conference Center (not complimentary at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place Hotel, however). As WiFi systems are not as reliable as wired we received this message from the building you might want to pass on to.. Read More