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WiFi Availability at Annual Conference

Announced recently by ALA Executive Director Keith Michael Fiels: First the good news: Free WiFi will be available in meeting rooms throughout the convention center, and funds have been made available to prototype a recommendation of the electronic participation task force. Wireless access will also be provided for committee and board meeting rooms, selected conference hotels and/or meeting rooms and the convention center, enabling members to utilize laptop computer applications to provide for.. Read More

New article on women in librarianship

FYI, a new article just came out in The Library Quarterly (v.79, no.3 July 2009) by Kate McDowell entitled “Surveying the Field: The Research Model of Women in Librarianship, 1882-1898.” It concerns the historic development by women of a qualitative and systematic research model developed for the study of youth services in libraries. For those with online access to U. of Chicago Press journals, the link is available here.

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 House Salon VIII.. 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 relate to the.. Read More