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

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File COSWL 2013 Midwinter Meeting Phone Notes--Draft

by Deborah Tenofsky on Fri, Jan 18, 2013 at 09:11 am

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File COSWL-Annual-Minutes-2012-1-

by Deborah Tenofsky on Mon, Jan 7, 2013 at 08:15 am

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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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