ACRL Women & Gender Studies Section Blog

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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” BTW, she will be signing copies at ALA booth 1637, Exhibits Hall, McCormick Place Convention Center, Chicago at 10am, Sunday, July 12, 2009.

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

Collection Development Survey

Michelle M. Martínez, Assistant Professor & Reference Librarian at Sam Houston State University, is researching collection development policies and would appreciate a response to the short survey below. She is finding that the majority of academic libraries are very broad in their collection development scope, and while that’s quite useful for purchasing power, it may backfire when it comes to needing to justify a purchase to an irate or offended.. Read More

CFP: ACRL Women’ Studies Section Poster Session

The Women’s Studies Section will hold its second annual Research Poster Session during our General Membership Meeting at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago on Saturday, July 11, 2009, 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 apply. Participants may receive collaborative feedback and recommendations for future publishing and/or new initiatives… Read More