ACRL Women & Gender Studies Section Blog

Gather at the WGSS Blog - a virtual space! Let your voice be heard!

Melissa Cardenas-Dow

This author hasn't added his/her bio.

CFP: Gender and Sexuality in Information Studies Colloquium

An announcement from Litwin Books, LLC: CFP: Gender and Sexuality in Information Studies Colloquium The University of Toronto, October 18, 2014 Gender and sexuality are two of the critical organizing axes of contemporary life. Alongside and intersecting with race, class, nation, and others, they constitute the ways through which we make ourselves known to ourselves and to one another: as men, women, or one of the 58 new gender options.. Read More

Accardi wins 2014 ACRL WGSS Significant Achievement Award

Release reprinted from: http://www.ala.org/news/press-releases/2014/02/accardi-wins-2014-acrl-wgss-significant-achievement-award CHICAGO — Maria T. Accardi, coordinator of library instruction at Indiana University Southeast, is the winner of the 2014 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Women and Gender Studies Section (WGSS) Award for Significant Achievement in Woman’s Studies Librarianship. The WGSS award honors a significant or one-time contribution to women’s studies librarianship. A plaque will be presented to Accardi at 8:30 a.m. on June 30, 2014,.. Read More

Micham wins 2014 ACRL WGSS Career Achievement Award

Release reprinted from:   http://www.ala.org/news/press-releases/2014/02/micham-wins-2014-acrl-wgss-career-achievement-award CHICAGO — Laura Micham, Merle Hoffmann director of the Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History and Culture and curator of gender and sexuality history collections in the David M. Rubenstein Rare Books and Manuscripts Library at Duke University, has been selected as the 2014 winner of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Women and Gender Studies Section (WGSS) Career Achievement Award. The award honors.. Read More

#NotYourAsianSidekick: Asian American feminist online conversations

Last Thursday, January 16, 2014, 18MillionRising (18MR) had its first public forum online for their  #NotYourAsianSidekick campaign through Google Hangouts. The topics: the #NotYourAsianSidekick trend on Twitter, which started in mid-December 2013, women of color and feminism, and using social media for activism and community organizing. The forum consisted of Asian American panelists, moderated by PaKou Her, campaign director for 18MR. Featured speakers were writer and activist Tanzila Ahmed, Soya.. Read More