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Excerpts from “Making the Grade”: Gender Matters

Women’s History Month is an important time set aside for us all to consider the many voices that have paved the way to our present state of social progress. It is also a time to honor current voices that help us look at our collective past and anticipate a brighter future. ACRL WGSS marks Women’s History Month 2014 with guest articles from different areas and perspectives. Our second article comes from Angi Caster,.. Read More

Mainstream Feminism: How It Works, Why It Doesn’t (Always)

For Women’s History Month 2014, ACRL WGSS has asked writers from outside of the association to share their writing on our blog. The first piece comes from Alex Dill. She is a working writer living and daydreaming in Manhattan, NYC. You can find her first published work, a book of collected poetry entitled Venn Diagrams, wherever eBooks are sold. For more thoughts on feminism in this post-millenium world, check out her blog continuumissues. Please give Alex.. Read More

Women of Library History on Tumblr

To wrap up Women’s History Month, we want to point you to this incredible resource from the Feminist Task Force of the American Library Association. Women of Library History highlights a different woman for each day of the month. Make sure you check out their Call for Submissions (2014), too. Is there someone in your library you’d like to highlight? Women of Library History can be accessed at: http://womenoflibraryhistory.tumblr.com

International Women’s Day 2014

Happy Women’s History Month! To begin the month, we are highlighting International Women’s Day on March 8. The official United Nations theme for International Women’s Day 2014 is “Equality for women is progress for all.” Another theme that sprang from this is “Inspiring change.” Below are some resources and news topics. International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) news feature: “Moving Beyond Stereotypes: A Discussion Honoring International Women’s Day” http://www.iaea.org/newscenter/news/2014/wd2014.html United Nations pages: http://www.un.org/en/events/womensday/ and https://www.un.org/womenwatch/feature/iwd/.. Read More

March is Women’s History Month

Celebrate women’s history this March! Let us know how your library is celebrating Women’s History Month and check out these websites for more information about how you can get involved in celebrations this month: The National Women’s History Project Women’s History Month at the Library of Congress Gale Cengage Learning free resources on Women’s History Month Feminist Majority Foundation Smithsonian Education on Women’s History Month Librarians’ Internet Index links to Women’s History Month