ACRL Women & Gender Studies Section Blog

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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 would support section.. 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 whomever you think.. Read More

Strategic Plan Implementation Reports Now Available

From ACRL: In May, the leaders of the sections, chapters, and division-level committees reported the activities and programs that their unit carried out from September 2008 through May 2009 in support of the ACRL Strategic Plan 2020. This year, 11 committees, 14 sections, 1 interest group, and 29 chapters completed the report. The sections and interest group reports are now posted in the Communities of Practice Assembly community in ALA Connect at http://connect.ala.org/node/76789… Read More

Get Published in the WSS Newsletter!

Are you heading to Annual? Interested in adding a service publication to your cv? Help out the Section by reporting on events in Chicago this summer. The WSS Newsletter editors are looking for people to write on or take photos at the following conference events: WSS Program/Awards Ceremony WSS Poster Session WSS Social If you are interested in writing on these events, or any other WSS events or issues, please contact Julie Biando .. Read More

WSS Newsletter Editor Opening

Are you interested in making the most out of your WSS membership? Would you like to add an important service opportunity to your cv? Does the thought of meeting more of the wonderful members of our Section and helping to keep them up-to-date on and engaged in WSS issues appeal to you? Then look no further — the WSS Newsletter is looking for a new Assistant Editor WSS Newsletter Editor needed for two.. Read More