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Event ALA Committee on the Status of Women in Librarianship (COSWL)

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Mon, Jun 8, 2015 at 11:31 am

Meeting of the ALA Committee of the Status of Women in Librarianship

Discussion Sexual Harassment and the ALA Code of Conduct

by Diedre Conkling on Tue, Oct 7, 2014 at 02:14 am

If we want COSWL to be part of this discussion we need to start now!  I have collected a lot of comments that have been made on blogs and on Facebook.  I haven't captured them all but it is obvious that people are moving ahead without us and we should be an important, loud and lead voice in this discussion.  Several of us did volunteer to be on a subcommittee.  Maybe I have missed it but I don't know if we have been approved for this task.
 

If we want COSWL to be part of this discussion we need to start now!  I have collected a lot of comments that have been made on blogs and on Facebook.  I haven't captured them all but it is obvious that people are moving ahead without us and we should be an important, loud and lead voice in this discussion.  Several of us did volunteer to be on a subcommittee.  Maybe I have missed it but I don't know if we have been approved for this task.
 
I have been collecting some of the comments being made on blogs and Facebook.  This discussion is NOT happening on the COSWL or FTF Facebook pages, which I find extremely frustrating.
 
I am attaching what I have collected to date.  Please pay particular attention to http://magpielibrarian.wordpress.com/2014/10/06/beyond-alas-code-of-conduct-what-can-we-do-to-combat-harassment-at-ala-conferences/Then read the Facebook comments posted to a message sent by Erica Findley on my document, pages 13 - 16.  I did make a comment on some of my thoughts, which includes an idea I wanted to propose to the COSWL subcommittee.

We are really missing the boat here.  I think that Mary Ghikas should be contacted by us, maybe you could do this Lorelle, and let her know our interest in the issue and that we are working on this.  (I know Mary and could contact her but I am not the chair or staff for this group so did not want to presume anything by making that contact for us.)  I do think that a working group composed of several ALA groups is not a bad idea but if we don't show our interest now we might not be included in that group.

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Event Committee on the Status of Women In Librarianship

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Fri, Jun 20, 2014 at 07:37 pm

Meeting of the ALA Committee on the Status of Women in Librarianship (COSWL)

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Event Introduction to Women’s Issues: The Staff Potluck

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Fri, Jun 20, 2014 at 07:37 pm

The topic for this year’s discussion is women’s role in the workplace. The Staff Potluck – building social capital in the workplace through culinary skills! (or perpetuating stereotypes of women’s roles in the workplace?) The work of providing potluck provisions most often falls upon the women staff members who must invest their personal time and money in this endeavor. Some argue that the potluck serves as a way for women to develop social capital (i.e. as though we use these events to show off our culinary skills); maybe that is true for some.

The topic for this year’s discussion is women’s role in the workplace. The Staff Potluck – building social capital in the workplace through culinary skills! (or perpetuating stereotypes of women’s roles in the workplace?) The work of providing potluck provisions most often falls upon the women staff members who must invest their personal time and money in this endeavor. Some argue that the potluck serves as a way for women to develop social capital (i.e. as though we use these events to show off our culinary skills); maybe that is true for some. Too often, I see our lowest paid female employees making the most effort to provide the meals. Information about the following groups will also be presented: Committee on the Status of Women in Librarianship (COSWL), Feminist Task Force (SRRT/FTF) and the Women & Gender Studies Section of ACRL (ACRL/WGSS)

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Online Doc Meeting Agenda 12/9/13

by Alicia Bastl (staff) on Tue, Dec 10, 2013 at 11:20 am

Discussion Library Associations Support Nomination of Davita Vance-Cooks for Public Printer

by Karen Weaver on Sat, Jun 22, 2013 at 11:37 am

om ARL Association of Research Libraries News / Best regards, KW 

"Library Associations Support Nomination of Davita Vance-Cooks for Public Printer"

by Prue Adler | 202-296-2296 | prue@arl.org | on June 13, 2013

EXCERPT - Please read more from ARL News 

om ARL Association of Research Libraries News / Best regards, KW 

"Library Associations Support Nomination of Davita Vance-Cooks for Public Printer"

by Prue Adler | 202-296-2296 | prue@arl.org | on June 13, 2013

EXCERPT - Please read more from ARL News 

http://www.arl.org/news/arl-news/2785-library-associations-support-nomination-of-davita-vance-cooks-for-public-printer

"On June 11, ARL joined the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL), American Library Association (ALA), Medical Library Association (MLA), and Special Libraries Association (SLA) in a letter (PDF) to the US Senate Committee on Rules & Administration supporting President Obama's nomination of Acting Public Printer Davita Vance-Cooks for Public Printer of the United States. The Public Printer oversees the US Government Printing Office (GPO). If confirmed, Vance-Cooks would be the first woman and first African American to head the GPO."...

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"The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is a nonprofit organization of 125 research libraries in the US and Canada. Its mission is to influence the changing environment of scholarly communication and the public policies that affect research libraries and the diverse communities they serve. ARL pursues this mission by advancing the goals of its member research libraries, providing leadership in public and information policy to the scholarly and higher education communities, fostering the exchange of ideas and expertise, facilitating the emergence of new roles for research libraries, and shaping a future environment that leverages its interests with those of allied organizations. ARL is on the web at http://www.arl.org/ "

 

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Karen Weaver MLS, Digital Projects Assistant/Library Systems, Duquesne University, Gumberg Library, 600 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15282 / email: weaverk@duq.edu Preferred: melvil4u@gmail.com  / Adjunct Faculty, Wayne State University, SLIS, Detroit MI karen.weaver@wayne.edu  

Member, ALA COSWL Committee on the Status of Women in Librarianship

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Discussion Think Fit 5K Fun Run & Walk -Sunday 6/30 -7 AM Chicago ALA 2013

by Karen Weaver on Tue, Jun 18, 2013 at 11:16 pm

Stay fit & healthy at ALA Annual this June & join your colleagues for 

an early Sunday morning 5K fun run / walk event (skip the donuts!) :

Think Fit 5k Fun Run & Walk

WHEN: 

Sunday, June 30, 2013 - 7:00am to 9:00am

LOCATION: 

McCormick Place Convention Center

McCormick Place

DESCRIPTION: 

Stay fit & healthy at ALA Annual this June & join your colleagues for 

an early Sunday morning 5K fun run / walk event (skip the donuts!) :

Think Fit 5k Fun Run & Walk

WHEN: 

Sunday, June 30, 2013 - 7:00am to 9:00am

LOCATION: 

McCormick Place Convention Center

McCormick Place

DESCRIPTION: 

Think Fit @ALA will be hosting the 5K Fun Run & Walk at Annual Conference 2013! Join us for a run through Chicago enjoying the atmosphere and clearing your mind for the day’s sessions. Runners and walkers alike have fun participating in this Think Fit health minded activity Sunday, June 30th at 7:00am. See you there!

 

MEETING TYPE: 

Ticketed event

SPONSORS: 

ALA

American Library Association (ALA)

COST: 

$30 for members and non-members

LAST UPDATED: 

Monday, June 10, 2013 - 3:55pm CDT

ATTENDEES: 

170 people interested in attending 

MORE INFORMATION FROM ALA CONNECT :

http://ala13.ala.org/node/10845

(There is a map of the route available in the comments section on ALA Connect )

Best regards, KW 

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Karen Weaver MLS

Digital Projects Assistant/Library Systems, Duquesne University, Gumberg Library

600 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15282  weaverk@duq.edu / Preferred: melvil4u@gmail.com

Adjunct Faculty, Wayne State University, SLIS Detroit MI   karen.weaver@wayne.edu

Member, ALA COSWL  Committee on the Status of Women in Librarianship

 

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Discussion Maternity & Paternity Policies Available to Academic Librarians-Connell/ C&RL

by Karen Weaver on Tue, Jun 18, 2013 at 10:45 pm

Sharing an important & recent article by Ruth Sara Connell in the May 2013 issue of College & Research Libraries C & RL --available online for all interested  ---KW 

"Maternity and Paternity Policies Available to Academic Librarians" 

by Ruth Sara Connell / Associate Professor of Library Services & Electronic Services Librarian Valparaiso University      

Sharing an important & recent article by Ruth Sara Connell in the May 2013 issue of College & Research Libraries C & RL --available online for all interested  ---KW 

"Maternity and Paternity Policies Available to Academic Librarians" 

by Ruth Sara Connell / Associate Professor of Library Services & Electronic Services Librarian Valparaiso University      

Please see the article pp. 262 - 271 / May 2013 issue  College & Research Libraries v. 74 (3)

http://crl.acrl.org/content/74/3/262.full.pdf+html

 

Abstract:

"This study examines how frequently parental leave and other related childcare policies are available to academic librarians across the United States. It also looks at the relationships between policies offered and types of academic libraries that offer those policies. The author surveyed administrators at academic libraries serving baccalaureate, master's and research institutions and discovered that benefits available to academic librarians are not as generous as those available to faculty, and that tenured and tenure-track librarians fare better than counterparts who are not eligible for tenure."  

from --Ruth Sara Connell, "Maternity and Paternity Policies Available to Academic Librarians" in College & Research Libraries , May 2013 issue  pp. 262-271  Abstract

Please read this complete article available online from C & RL  -- ACRL division of ALA publication

Best regards, Karen Weaver / Member, ALA COSWL  

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Karen Weaver, MLS

Digital Projects Assistant/Library Systems, Duquesne University, Gumberg Library

600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh PA 15282  weaverk@duq.edu / Preferred: melvil4u@gmail.com

Adjunct Faculty, Wayne State University, SLIS, Detroit MI  karen.weaver@wayne.edu

Member, ALA COSWL Committee on the Status of Women in Librarianship 

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Discussion California State Library-Volunteer Participants Focus Group Needed-Women, Military, Domestic Violence

by Karen Weaver on Tue, Jun 18, 2013 at 03:01 pm

California State Library - Volunteer Participants for Focus Group Needed- June 18th *

Women who served in the military who are also survivors of domestic violence 

I received this from the California Commission on the Status of Women alerts and

posting here for anyone interested - please forward

 

Today June 18th is last day for volunteers to sign up for focus group being

California State Library - Volunteer Participants for Focus Group Needed- June 18th *

Women who served in the military who are also survivors of domestic violence 

I received this from the California Commission on the Status of Women alerts and

posting here for anyone interested - please forward

 

Today June 18th is last day for volunteers to sign up for focus group being

conducted at the California State Library, on women who served in the military

who are also survivors of domestic violence.

 

Please read more about the California Commission on the Status of Women here: 

http://www.women.ca.gov/

 

/Thank you for your interest and support, KarenW

 

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From: California Commission on the Status of Women

Date: Mon, 17 Jun 2013 13:50:44 -0700

Subject: DEADLINE EXTENDED - VOLUNTEER PARTICIPANTS FOR FOCUS GROUP NEEDED

To: alert@women.ca.gov

 

On June 19th, the Full Frame Initiative will be conducting

a focus group with women who served in the military who

are also survivors of domestic violence. The Full Frame

Initiative is a nonprofit organization dedicated to

breaking the cycle of family violence. This focus group is

part of a larger study looking at how survivors, providers

and other stake holders define success for domestic

violence survivors.

 

Participants are needed for a two-hour discussion group.

The discussion will be held in a safe space at the

California State Library. Participants will be given a $25

Target gift card for their participation. All participants

are guaranteed confidentiality through this process.

 

When: Wednesday, June 19th from 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Where: 900 N Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Please RSVP by June 18th to 916-651-5405.

 

 

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Karen Weaver, MLS

Digital Projects Assistant/Library Systems, Duquesne University, Gumberg Library

600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh PA 15282  Email: weaverk@duq.edu / Preferred: melvil4u@gmail.com 

Adjunct Faculty, Wayne State University, SLIS, Detroit MI  karen.weaver@wayne.edu

Member, ALA COSWL Committee on the Status of Women in Librarianship 

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Event Committee on the Status of Women In Librarianship

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Fri, Jun 7, 2013 at 01:25 pm

Meeting of the ALA Committee on the Status of Women in Librarianship (COSWL).

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Functions as approved by Council in July, 1976, include to officially represent the diversity of women's interest within ALA and to ensure that the Association considers the rights of the majority (women) in the library field; to promote and initiate the collection, analysis, dissemination, and coordination of information on the status of women in librarianship; to coordinate the activities of ALA units which consider questions of special relevance for women; to identify lags, gaps, and possible discrimination in resources and programs relating to women; in cooperation with other ALA units, to help develop and evaluate tools, guidelines, and programs designed to enhance the opportunities and the image of women in the library profession, thus raising the level of consciousness concerning women....

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