ACRL Women & Gender Studies Section Blog

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Conducting Ourselves…Professionally

Since Midwinter 2014, ALA has established a Conference Code of Conduct with which attendees need to comply. It is ALA’s stance against harassment of any kind during conferences. I am sure questions abound. First, why is a blog post on conference anti-harassment policy tagged with “feminism”? Though the language of ALA’s Conference Code of Conduct covers the broad spectrum of potential targets of harassing behavior–from gender identity and expression to race, religion, and language–the.. Read More

Updated Schedule of WGSS Events at ALA

I’m looking forward to ALA and the opportunity to have face-to-face conversations with section members. We’ve got an exciting lineup of events, which are listed here.   As an update, our WGSS social will take place directly after our membership meeting and poster session: Saturday, June 28, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm   General Membership Forum/Poster Session   LVCC-N115 Note: We’ll be joined by scholars from the Women’s Research Institute of Nevada.  Light.. Read More

ACRL WGSS @ ALAAnnual14, Las Vegas

ACRL WGSS is looking forward to seeing new and long-time members in Las Vegas, Nevada! Below is a schedule of meeting times and locations. If you use ALA Scheduler, please be sure to include these! Saturday, June 28 All Committees Meeting (ACRL WGSS) 8:30 am – 10:00 am BALLY-Las Vegas 3 General Membership Forum (ACRL WGSS) 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm LVCC-N115 WGSS Social 6:00-8:00 p.m. Off-Site Location (Still to be determined) Sunday, June 29 Executive.. 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, at the WGSS.. 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 significant long-standing contributions.. Read More

WGSS Social at Midwinter

The WGSS Membership Committee is sponsoring a social at this year’s ALA Midwinter! This is a fun way to connect with section members outside the formal meeting spaces and conference calls of ALA. Please join your fellow WGSSers for good conversation, food, and drink on Saturday, January 25. Here are the details: Saturday, January 25 5:30 p.m. until ? Moriarty’s Pub 1116 Walnut Street (about 4 blocks from the convention center)   We hope to.. Read More

The ACRL Women & Gender Studies Section (WGSS) will be presenting “Out of the Library and into the Community: Academic Librarians and Community Engagement“ at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago on Monday, July 1, 8:30am to 10am. Conversations about democracy, information access, and information distribution within communities continue to gain momentum in both academia and society as a whole. Academic librarians and LIS faculty can work with social justice issues in many.. Read More