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The New VIDA Numbers Are Out

…and while they’re somewhat higher, they’re still pretty low. What, pray tell, are VIDA numbers? The VIDA Count is an annual tally of the number of female  reviewers, female authored pieces, and reviews of female authored books published by a core list of influential literary publications. These publications include titles such as The Paris Review and The New York Review of Books. Essentially, it’s a way to gauge how many women are.. Read More

WiFi Availability at Annual Conference

Announced recently by ALA Executive Director Keith Michael Fiels: First the good news: Free WiFi will be available in meeting rooms throughout the convention center, and funds have been made available to prototype a recommendation of the electronic participation task force. Wireless access will also be provided for committee and board meeting rooms, selected conference hotels and/or meeting rooms and the convention center, enabling members to utilize laptop computer applications.. Read More

March is Women’s History Month

Celebrate women’s history this March! Let us know how your library is celebrating Women’s History Month and check out these websites for more information about how you can get involved in celebrations this month: The National Women’s History Project Women’s History Month at the Library of Congress Gale Cengage Learning free resources on Women’s History Month Feminist Majority Foundation Smithsonian Education on Women’s History Month Librarians’ Internet Index links to.. Read More