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Introduction to Women’s Issues: The Staff Potluck

Saturday, June 28, 2014
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm, US/Pacific

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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