Midwinter 2013 (Seattle) WGSS Meetings to be held online:
- 2013 Midwinter WGSS committee meetings (including Executive) will be conducted online
- The WGSS sponsored discussion group, to be convened by Vice-Chair Heather Tompkins, will be the one WGSS Midwinter event held onsite in Seattle.
- We will have our usual face to face meetings, events and our section program onsite at ALA Annual 2013 in Chicago.
- Our site is a goldmine of information about WGSS–contacts, our resources and projects, newsletters as well as links to follow our blog, facebook and twitter: http://www.libr.org/wgss/
New board liaison:
- Irene Herold is our new ACRL board liaison. Welcome Irene!
- ACRL proposals due November 9, 2012 for cyber zed shed presentations, poster sessions, roundtable discussions, and virtual conference webcasts.
WGSS Meeting Schedule for the
2012 ALA Annual Meeting
||Introduction to Women’s Issues
||General Membership Forum
||Conference Program Planning 2012
||Conference Program Planning 2013
||All Committees Meeting
Castle A & B
Monorail B & C
||WGSS Program: Insert Catchy Label Here or the End of Gen Y, Digital Natives and the Millennial Student Myth
||Anaheim Convention Center
Other meetings of interest
It’s time to recognize our colleagues and award their accomplishments! Read on for the criteria. Nomination forms are here: http://libr.org/wss/.
Nominations are due 12/2/11 so get yours in now!
Career Achievement in Women’s Studies Librarianship Award
Nominees should have demonstrated significant achievements and contributions in one or more of the following areas:
- Service within the organized profession through ACRL/WSS and/or related organizations;
- Academic/research library service in the area of women’s studies;
- Research and publication in areas of academic/research library programs in women’s studies;
- Planning and implementation of academic/research library programs in women’s studies disciplines of such exemplary quality that they could serve as a model for others.
Significant Achievement in Women’s Studies Librarianship Award
Achievement may be in any area of academic women’s studies librarianship, including, but not limited to:
- Publication of a monograph, journal article,Web site, or media project;
- Talk or other presentation at a nationally recognized conference;
- Innovations in women’s studies librarianship, including, but not limited to instruction;
- Development of an exemplary program, collection, digitization project, or access tool to serve women’s studies students and/or faculty;
- Significant creative and innovative contribution to the work of the ACRL Women and Gender Studies Section.
There will be an offsite social on Saturday night at 6pm, location tba.
Thanks to Megan Griffin, our section name abbreviation is now updated to WGSS in the schedule!
10 Oct 2011 at 09:17
ALA, Contest & Awards
Are you looking for funds to help pay for your trip to ALA’s 2012 Annual Conference in Anaheim?
Apply by Monday, December 12, 2011 for the NMRT Shirley Olofson Memorial Award and you may receive a $1000 check to help defray the cost of attendance!
- Be a member of ALA and NMRT
- Be active in the library profession
- Show promise for activity in the area of professional development
- Have a valid financial need
- Have attended no more than five ALA annual conferences
To apply, please visit: http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/rts/nmrt/initiatives/applyforfunds/shirleyolofson.cfm
Please e-mail Holly Cole Okuhara (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any additional questions.
Join the conversation on the future of feminism in celebration of the 40th anniversary of Ms. magazine. Stanford University and Ms. magazine invite you to enter an essay contest.
Check out 40 iconic Ms. covers from four decades of feminist reporting.
Write a 150-word essay that reflects on how it captured an era or moment, or how it may have shaped your own life.
Ten $100 cash prizes will be awarded for the best short essays.
Entries will be judged on originality, vision, awareness of feminist issues and quality of expression.
Winning essays will be displayed alongside the Ms. covers on the Stanford campus in January 2012.
The essay contest is open to everyone.
Contest runs from August 1–October 15, 2011.
Click here to learn more: (http://www.stanford.edu/group/gender/msat40/).
18 Jul 2011 at 12:16
Women’s World Cup, Title IX And What It Means For Girls by Cynthia Kounaris, on Huffington Post.
“You can debate Title IX all you want but you’d be hard-pressed to argue against the looks on little girls’ faces when they talk about what the US Women’s Soccer team means to them…”