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Book Review & Great Images

In honor of Women’s History Month, here’s a related book review and some truly wonderful accompanying images for Denise Kiernan’s The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II. via Boing Boing.

Today in Women’s Studies History: Elizabeth Cady Stanton

“On November 12, 1815, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, spokesperson for the rights of women, was born in Johnstown, New York. Stanton formulated the philosophical basis of the woman suffrage movement, blazing a trail many feared to follow…” Learn more about her contribution to women’s suffrage, women’s rights, and American history at the Library Congress; Included in the collection are photos, scanned documents, pamphlets, and more:  

IFLA Women, Information, and Libraries Call for Proposals

IFLA Women Information and Libraries Call for Paper Proposals for the World Library and Information Congress: 79th IFLA General Conference and Assembly, Singapore, August 2013. IFLA Women, Information and Libraries Special Interest Group (WIL) invite colleagues to submit proposals for its conference session to be held in Singapore, August 2013. Conference Theme LIS professionals improving the lives of women in Asia Oceania. Scope / Objectives of the Session The session.. Read More

WGSS has a new logo!

Here is the winning logo–voted on by our section members. Thank you to ACRL’s Dawn Mueller and members of the WGSS Publications Committee for making it happen.

Congratulations to new section officers

Congrats to the newly elected WGSS officers: Jennifer Mayer (Vice Chair/Chair Elect); Susan Wood (Secretary); and Piper Martin (Member at Large)! Thanks to the Nominating Committee for their work on the slate of officers.

ALA Annual WGSS Meeting Schedule June 2011

2011 Conference Planning:  Sun., June 26/8am–10am/ SHER-Gallier A/B 2012 Conference Planning:  Sun., June 26/8am–10am/SHER-Crescent BdRm 21st Century Scholarly Communication: Conversations for Change: Mon., June 27/8am–10am/MCC-Rm 343 All Committees Meeting:  Sun., June 26/10:30–12:00/SHER-Maurepas Awards Committee Meeting: Sat., June 25/1:30–3:30/SHER-Salon 816 Executive Committee Meeting:  Sun., June 26/4–5:30pm/SHER-Gallery General Membership Forum: Sat., June 25/4–5:30pm/SHER-Napoleon C1 Section Social:  Sat. June 25/6pm–8pm/TBA

WGSS Poster Session Proposals due 3/31/11

This is a reminder that the deadline to submit a proposal for the 2011 Women and Gender Studies Section Research Poster Session will be March 31st. The Poster Session will be held during the WGSS General Membership meeting on Saturday, June 25, 2011, 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.. Read More

Time to sign up for a WGSS committee !

Did you miss the sign up date to volunteer for a WGSS committee? It’s not too late! Did you receive an email from ALA notifying you of a committee appointment? If yes, you must reply to ALA via the embedded link or you will not be added to the committee. This is a completely automated process. Committees needing new members include: Awards (Note that this is a one year appointment.).. Read More

WSS Discussion Group @ Midwinter 2011

Digital Natives and the Myth of the Millennial Student–this WSS hosted discussion group will meet on Monday, January 10th 8:00–10:00am in San Diego Convention Center, Room 25C Please join the discussion!