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WSS Social

Please join your fellow WSS members this Saturday, July 11 from 6:00-8:00pm-ish at BIN 36 wine bar (339 N. Dearborn near the House of Blues) for great conversation, delish appetizers, and all-around good times. We’ll be walking up there as a group after the General Membership Forum, but feel free to drop by as your schedule allows. For our other events and meetings in Chicago, please see our conference information web page.

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

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

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

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

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

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.. Read More