email Sharyn notes
Teresa Tobin: project to look at gender at conferences
FTF list ask why ALA deis is always full of men when ratio is more women
suggested: research project to compile data on it
6 people besides deloris feditian (who is a social scientist & librarian) have volunteered to work on it
we’re looking to have it broadly between FTF, WSS, and COSWL
need today from COSWL:
a point person to go to on research project.
deborah and john can participate
ShinJoung will be point and will participate
start by initiating scope
Sharyn said so glad that we’re participating in research
could tell from program yesterday that the decision to digitize is good
we’ve got to make this fugitive information available
ALA-APA just announced they’ll have a gender column on their salary survey
annual ALA one does not look at gender
we need to look at gender and by type and by geography
another issue that came out:
issue of work/family balance
how do you create professional positions that are part time (with benefits and professional career development opportunities) for MLS people
Teresa Tobins had a job share position, 6 people have participated
survey on this?
collect antidotal evidence
then decide what kind of study can be done on this?
maybe not right now…a lot on our plate.
scheduling meeting for next year
won’t propose program for annual, but my join up with other feminist group
saturday and tuesday meets both annual and midwinter
publicity through emeans (blog, etc)
through publication (ex. ala-apa publication_
2008 join with ftf, wss, and ala-apa on salary
my fear: salary survey bring back argument to move coswl to ala apa
sharyn: archives stop that
me; but that’s just our past, not our future
talk about verbal abuse and domestic violence
in a feminized profession, surely some of use are dealing with this
look to future and give women tools to deal with these issues
a lot of what we’re looking at is looking at what we’ve done, not our future and present
sharyn work on institutional history project & timeline
follow up on salary survey timeline/see what ala is doing regarding looking at salary and gender
maybe a booth at ala annual?
at booth can find out about concerns people have
collect antidotal stories
have to look into budget information/can we get money
good case: dissemination of research, asking for information from people, saying we don’t have a program
tools program, policy/standards
Blog: can everyone get a log in and access?
I’ll post once a week to keep it rolling
send out the how-to email
can we look into getting students to do some of these projects? practicum?
look at what we’ve done. should we reestablish any of these?
3. salary survey