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Bad Girls Go Everywhere

Gina Bellafante reviews Jennifer Scanlon’s Bad Girls Go Everywhere The Life of Helen Gurley Brown for the New York Times. Beginning in the early 1960s, Brown, who had married at 37 and remained childless, advocated for the primacy of work in women’s lives, rejecting essentialist ideas about motherhood and believing women ought to delay marriage, or forgo it entirely, largely on the grounds that it made them less fun. Without.. Read More

Accessibility to Library Databases and Other Online Library Resources for People with Disabilities

Are your library’s databases accessible to people with disabilities? Do they comply with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act or the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines? How about your other licensed resources, such as ejournals, ebooks, and metasearch engines? Catalogs, chat software, wikis and other web 2.0 applications? There is a wiki page on ASCLA’s new wiki to help librarians find and share the answers to these questions. From this page.. Read More