ACRL Women & Gender Studies Section Blog

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Feminists’ Night at the Movies

Feminists’ Night at the Movies 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM Location: Palmer House, Room: Chicago Room Featuring three films from the Women Make Movies catalog: Women’s Kingdom: a film by Xiaoli Zhou and produced by Xiaoli Zhou & Brent E. Huffman. With breathtaking imagery shot in a remote area of southwest China, this short documentary offers a rare glimpse into Mosuo culture, one of the last matriarchal societies in the world, virtually unheard.. Read More

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

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