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CFP: ACRL Women’ Studies Section Poster Session

The Women’s Studies Section will hold its second annual Research Poster Session during our General Membership Meeting at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago on Saturday, July 11, 2009, from 4:00-5:30 p.m. The forum seeks to provide an opportunity to present newly completed research or work in progress. Both beginning and established researchers are welcome to apply. Participants may receive collaborative feedback and recommendations for future publishing and/or new initiatives.

The potential scope of the topics includes, but is not limited to, teaching methods, instruction, information technology, collection development, interdisciplinarity, and collaboration with academic faculty. For research ideas, see the Women’s Studies Research Agenda.


Attendees at the forum will find an arena for discussion and networking with their colleagues interested in related issues and trends in the profession.

The committee will use a blind review process.

Selection criteria:

1. Significance of the topic. Priority will be given to Women’s Studies Section members and/or women’s studies topics.

2. Originality of the project.

Proposal submission instructions:

1. Proposals should include:
Title of the proposal
Proposal narrative (no more than 2 pages, double spaced, 12 pt. font)
Name of applicant(s)
Applicant address(es), Phone number(s), Email address(es), Fax number(s)

Are you a member of Women’s Studies Section? ___Yes ___ No
If you would like to become a member, go to:

2. NOTE: Submission deadline: March 23, 2009

3. Proposals should be emailed to: Cindy Ingold. Chair, Research Committee

4. The chair will notify the applicants by April 27, 2009

Dolores Fidishun, Ed. D.
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Malvern, PA 19355
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Dolores’ List of CFPs blog

Sources for Bad News

Sources for Bad News:

From Sue White, Princeton University Library

I suspect that Women’s Studies and other reference / research librarians will now be asked about economic matters, perhaps more-so than we have before.

Therefore, I thought it might be helpful to remind WSS readers of several sources which count women’s numbers on the raw side of the economy — as represented in Poverty and Unemployment

Gender specific counts for both Poverty and Unemployment in the U.S. can be found on the following pages: Both current figures — January for unemployment, for example, and some ten years or more in historical counts. Women are — I think the term is “over-represented” – having more than the overall percentages of females, in the poverty category, while a representing a smaller percentage than men in the unemployed.

Read on.


From U.S. Census Bureau,

Current Population Survey

“Poverty in the U.S.:”


Overall from: U.S., Bureau of Labor Statistics

“Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey”

Especially recent details

From Bureau of Labor Statistics,

NEWS Friday February 6, 2009

“The Unemployment Situation January 2009” :