SRRT Feminist Task Force (Social Responsibilities Round Table) Committee
via Sherre Harrington:
The first issue of the new Women in Libraries is available - online only. Read articles on the ALA 2010 Conference, with a guide to D.C. side-trips, and feminist librarian blogs.
If you can't join us at an ALA conference, become active in FTF by writing or reviewing for Women in Libraries! http://ftfinfo.wikispaces.com/Women+in+Libraries
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The Feminist Task Force selection of meetings and programs for feminists and their friends has been updated. Just go to http://ftfinfo.wikispaces.com/Conference+Schedules and check it out.
This schdule is an off-shoot of Women In Libraries. All Feminist Task Force (FTF) and FTF Amelia Bloomer Project meetings and socials are included as well as meetings and events for ACRL/Women’s Studies Section(WSS), LLAMA Women Administrators' Discussion Group, the Committee on the Status of Women in Libraries (COSWL), Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered Round Table (GLBTRT), Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT), the Rainbow Project Task Force and others.
The schedule will be updated whenever new information becomes available during the ALA Conference.
The Feminist Task Force (FTF) hopes that you will find some meetings and programs that will interest you in our recommendations for the ALA 2010 Conference. Our suggestions may be found at http://ftfinfo.wikispaces.com/Conference+Schedules.
If you have questions or are interested in more about FTF please check out more on our wiki, facebook (http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/group.php?gid=121097054767&ref=ts) and ALA Connect (http://connect.ala.org/node/65369).
We hope to see you in Washington, D.C.
Feminists Night Out
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Lace (http://www.lacedc.com)
2214 Rhode Island Avenue NE
All feminists and their friends are invited to Feminists’ Night Out, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Come when you want. Stay as long as you want.
We are getting together at Lace, http://www.lacedc.com , located at 2214 Rhode Island Avenue NE (the G8 bus runs right past the Convention Center and continues NE on Rhode Island Avenue). This is a great opportunity early in the conference to get together casually and talk about the conference and other activities. Lace is a woman owned restaurant and bar. We always try to support a local woman owned business or alternative bookstore in the ALA Conference city. We will list this as an event on our Facebook page so you can let us know there if you are going to join the group.
The National Women's History Museum Project: Towards a Permanent Presence on the National Mall
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: WCC, Room: 146A
President/CEO Joan Wages will discuss the success of the National Women’s History Museum Project in developing grassroots support and legislative action towards creating a National museum dedicated to the accomplishments of women in America. Former COSWL Chair, Kathleen de la Peña McCook will provide the introduction.
Co-sponsored by ACRL-WSS, ALISE, and the SRRT-FTF. Washington D.C.
Moderator: Kathleen de la Pena McCook, University of South Florida, Distinguished University Professor
Speakers: Joan Wages, National Women’s History Museum, President and CEO
Introduction to Women's Issues in ALA
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Sponsored by FTF, WSS & COSWL
Location: WCC, Room: 143A
Every ALA Annual Conference we hold this program as an opportunity for people to discuss real issues that are important to them and also to get information about the various women’s groups in ALA. This year’s beginning discussion topic is what employment or workplace issues are you facing that you find frustrating? The discussion will help set the agendas for the SRRT Feminist Task Force (FTF), Committee on the Status of Women in Librarianship (COSWL), ACRL’s Women`s Studies Section (WSS) and the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) with your thoughts on the issues discussed. Representatives from these and other groups will be on hand to learn from you about workplace issues and to let you know about the opportunities to participate in each group. The program is co-sponsored by ACRL WSS and COSWL.