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National Women’s Studies Association Annual Conference Preview

The 2014 National Women’s Studies Association Annual Conference will be held November 13-16, in Puerto Rico. Due to intense interest and a record number of applications to present, this will be the largest NWSA conference to date, with over 500 sessions! Below are two library-related panels that are being presented by faculty-librarian teams (including several WGSS-ers), plus the Librarians Task Force Business Meeting. Please consider coming to Puerto Rico. It’s.. Read More

Conducting Ourselves…Professionally

Since Midwinter 2014, ALA has established a Conference Code of Conduct with which attendees need to comply. It is ALA’s stance against harassment of any kind during conferences. I am sure questions abound. First, why is a blog post on conference anti-harassment policy tagged with “feminism”? Though the language of ALA’s Conference Code of Conduct covers the broad spectrum of potential targets of harassing behavior–from gender identity and expression to race,.. Read More

Updated Schedule of WGSS Events at ALA

I’m looking forward to ALA and the opportunity to have face-to-face conversations with section members. We’ve got an exciting lineup of events, which are listed here.   As an update, our WGSS social will take place directly after our membership meeting and poster session: Saturday, June 28, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm   General Membership Forum/Poster Session   LVCC-N115 Note: We’ll be joined by scholars from the Women’s Research Institute.. Read More

ACRL WGSS @ ALAAnnual14, Las Vegas

ACRL WGSS is looking forward to seeing new and long-time members in Las Vegas, Nevada! Below is a schedule of meeting times and locations. If you use ALA Scheduler, please be sure to include these! Saturday, June 28 All Committees Meeting (ACRL WGSS) 8:30 am – 10:00 am BALLY-Las Vegas 3 General Membership Forum (ACRL WGSS) 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm LVCC-N115 WGSS Social 6:00-8:00 p.m. Off-Site Location (Still to be determined) Sunday,.. Read More

WGSS Social at Midwinter

The WGSS Membership Committee is sponsoring a social at this year’s ALA Midwinter! This is a fun way to connect with section members outside the formal meeting spaces and conference calls of ALA. Please join your fellow WGSSers for good conversation, food, and drink on Saturday, January 25. Here are the details: Saturday, January 25 5:30 p.m. until ? Moriarty’s Pub 1116 Walnut Street (about 4 blocks from the convention center)  .. Read More

Save the Date for the WGSS Discussion at Midwinter

If you haven’t already seen it, the ALA Midwinter 2014 schedule is up. Mark your calendars for Sunday, January 26 at 10:30 a.m. in the Marriott (Franklin 09).  More information about the WGSS Discussion Group topic and the Social will follow, so stay tuned.

“Out of the Library and into the Community: Academic Librarians and Community Engagement” at the ALA Annual Conference

The ACRL Women & Gender Studies Section (WGSS) will be presenting “Out of the Library and into the Community: Academic Librarians and Community Engagement“ at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago on Monday, July 1, 8:30am to 10am. Conversations about democracy, information access, and information distribution within communities continue to gain momentum in both academia and society as a whole. Academic librarians and LIS faculty can work with social justice.. Read More

WGSS Social at ACRL

Headed to Indianapolis for ACRL? Join the members of the Women & Gender Studies Section for an evening of food, drink, and good conversation! Thursday, April 11th 6:30-8:30pm Slippery Noodle Inn We hope to see you there!

Summer Announcements

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. WGSS website:  Our site is a.. Read More

WGSS Events @ Annual

WGSS Meeting Schedule for the 2012 ALA Annual Meeting Anaheim, CA Date Time Meeting name Location Saturday June 23 1:30-3:30 Introduction to Women’s Issues Hilton Anaheim Laguna B 4:00-5:30 General Membership Forum Disneyland Hotel Castle C 6:00-8:00 WGSS Social TBD Sunday June 24 8:00-10:00 Conference Program Planning 2012 Disneyland Hotel Explorer 8:00-10:00 Conference Program Planning 2013 Disneyland Hotel Congo 10:30-12:00 All Committees Meeting Disneyland Hotel Castle A & B 4:00-5:30.. Read More