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WSS Member Publishes a New Book

An Author among us! Congratulations Lauren Pressley.¬† Lauren wrote a book, “So You Want To Be A Librarian” http://laurenpressley.com/library/?p=922 BTW, she will be signing copies at ALA booth 1637, Exhibits Hall, McCormick Place Convention Center, Chicago at 10am, Sunday, July 12, 2009.

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

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

New article on women in librarianship

FYI, a new article just came out in The Library Quarterly (v.79, no.3 July 2009) by Kate McDowell entitled “Surveying the Field: The Research Model of Women in Librarianship, 1882-1898.” It concerns the historic development by women of a qualitative and systematic research model developed for the study of youth services in libraries. For those with online access to U. of Chicago Press journals, the link is available here.

WSS Members Published in C&RL News

WSS Members Jane Nichols (Oregon State University) and Rebecca Tolley-Stokes (East Tennessee State University) both had articles published in the May 2009 issue of C&RL News. Check out their research here: Library a la Carte: Research and course guides made to order, by Jane Nichols Try on a new pair of sensible shoes: What libraries can learn from Zappos about customer service and organizational culture, by Rebecca Tolley-Stokes