Please join us for the annual Introduction to Women’s Issues discussion, rotated each year among the SRRT Feminist Task Force (FTF), the ACRL Women’s Studies Section (WSS) and the Committee on the Status of Women in Librarianship (COSWL).

Introduction to Women’s Issues
Saturday, July 11: 1:30-2:30 PM
McCormick Place West W-176b
Topic: Women and Workload: Strategies for Empowerment

As budgets shrink, repositories and staff consolidate, and job responsibilities multiply, managing workload is a major struggle for many librarians. This year’s topic for Intro to Women’s Issues will be an informal discussion of strategies for balancing workload and additional job responsibilities, and also for knowing when/how to say “no” to new projects and assignments. We will additionally consider the impact of gender–studies of women in academia, for example, have found differences in job satisfaction between men and women related to work-life balance issues, types of committee and service appointments, and research collaborations. Are there similar differences in librarianship?