The day kicked off early with a COSWL meeting.
COSWL program: COSWL at 30 Years: Celebrating Our Roots and Visioning Our Future on Sunday, June 25, 2006 from 1:30 â€“ 3:30 in Morial Convention Center room 346-347
83% female in librarianship
Discussion of American Libraries article: Information Science: Not Just for Boys Anymore
Passed out The ALA Committee on the Status of Women in Librarianship: An Examination of its History and Impact a Masterâ€™s paper from UNC-Ch by Ruth Ann Cranfield in 1993.
On Account of Sexâ€¦ what contractual agreements made with Scarecrow? Can we consider electronic format?
Salary survey: connection to ALA-APA is important because of salary issue. (Lower salary b/c of feminized profession) Can we include gender on salary surveys
FTF is looking into the issue of the male dominance of conference presentations
Feminist group work breakdown:
COSWL as policy
ACRL with big arm of ACRL
FTF as grassroots with funding
One issue, how to tie the three together?
Part of our mission is to keep ALA and librarians informed of womenâ€™s issues in librarianship
We do this through the website
We’re going to start a blog. I’m excited about this because it’s:
- Also good for marketing to be on the leading edge/marketing
- Also good for creating our history
- Also good for instiutional memory
- Also good for keeping our issues on the forfront. RSS FEED
I’m going to be the blog facilitator/blogger!
Note for myself: Send out emails to COSWL to see if anyone would like to post once a week
We’d also like to digitize COSWL archives and put them on our site.
Things I’d miss that I’d like to know more about: ACRL’s Power of Personal Persuasion: Advancing the Academic Library Agenda From the Frontlines. Anyone blog it?