Category Archives: Women’s Studies Librarianship

ACRL Women and Gender Studies Section 2019 Research Poster Session

The Women and Gender Studies Section (WGSS) invites proposals for the 2019 WGSS Research Poster Session, to be held as part of the ALA Annual Conference General Poster Session, located in the exhibits hall at the Washington, D.C. Convention Center. The WGSS has a dedicated time from 11:30-1:00 on SaturdayJune 22nd for our posters to be displayed and discussed. We would also like those who are able and willing to present their posters at the WGSS General Membership Meeting at 4:30 the same day, to encourage maximum feedback.

The potential scope of the topics includes, but is not limited to, teaching partnerships, critical information literacy initiatives, critical cataloging, archival practices, collection development, and scholarly communications related to women and gender studies. Topics dealing with feminism and librarianship are also welcome. For research ideas, see the Research Agenda for Women and Gender Studies Librarianship.

The deadline for submitting an application is Friday, February 8, 2019. Following a double-blind peer-review process, applicants will be notified in late March if their submission has been accepted for presentation at the conference. Start your application process now at https://www.conferenceabstracts.com/cfp2/login.asp?EventKey=EFRAOCJH . You must login to the site using your ALA username and password, or you can create a username and password for the site before you submit your application.

Diversity, Equity, and Justice Talks: In and Beyond the Library

Members of LITA’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee are seeking to fill its ALA panel slot “Diversity, Equity, and Justice Talks: In and Beyond the Library” with presentations from three panelists interested in approaching the topic of Diversity, Equity, and Justice from their own personal and/or institutional perspective. As libraries, archives, and cultural heritage institutions attempt to embed diversity and equity into the core of their institutional practices, it can be helpful to provide ample platforms for discovering, engaging with, and highlighting powerful narratives that reflect the work we must do in order to continue pushing against institutional oppression–or to highlight where we are not pushing hard
enough.

They invite potential panelists to submit brief proposals around any topic that relates to diversity and equity work at large: employing anti-racist praxis in libraries/your library work, navigating microagressions, allyship, cultural competency–to name a few. However, any and all topics are welcome, and do not need to speak directly speak to technology in any way.

The deadline to submit is December 9.

You can find the online form here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf8GoZ4GBvd_–xCOBQ907Y4JCH0fGJKz8KzrDI57SAd55inw/viewform

If you have any questions, please reach out to the committee Chair, Jennifer Brown (jebrown@barnard.edu) or Vice Chair, Jharina Pascual (jharinapascual@hotmail.com).

2019 Faculty of the Future Conference

Friday, May 31, 2019
Bucks County Community College
Newtown, PA
Proposals are being accepted for the 2019 Faculty of the Future Conference through Friday, March 22. Click here to submit your proposal for a 50-minute presentation, round table discussion, or 35-minute poster presentation.
The 2019 Faculty of the Future Conference is on Friday, May 31 at Bucks County Community College in Newtown, PA.
As always, the conference registration fee is waived for the primary presenter and all session presenters will be recognized with a digital FotF badge.
Visit www.bucks.edu/fotf for more information about the 2019 Faculty of the Future Conference.
If you have any questions or require more information, please contact Greg Luce at greg.luce@bucks.edu.
Sincerely,
Greg Luce & Jackie Burger
Faculty of the Future Conference Coordinators
Bucks County Community College
URL for proposal submission: https://goo.gl/forms/l1gJOGgDIoAMYenO2

How Old is Too Old? Narratives about Becoming a Parent after 40

Dottir Press
How Old is Too Old?
Narratives about Becoming a Parent after 40
Co-editors: Vicki Breitbart and Nan Bauer-Maglin

We are seeking personal narratives that explore the realities of becoming and being a parent after the age of 40. There are many reasons why people are getting pregnant later or adopting children when they are over 40. With new definitions of marriage and family and an increase in reproductive technologies becoming a parent is a possibility for many more individuals over 40. While this group of parents is a growing phenomenon, the stigma against becoming a parent over 40, still exists.

We are looking for a range of proposals with topics that challenge the notions about who should become a parent and at what time in our lives. This book will be a collection of narratives written by those who have lived the experience. Their stories will highlight how the issue of age affects our opportunities to parent; some will add the discrimination felt due to race, class and sexual orientation to an already difficult situation. The stories will challenge gender roles, will confront the U.S. culture’s concepts about aging and the inequities about health care and opportunities for successful parenting.

All the narratives will be based on the life experiences of people who have faced some aspect of becoming an older parent, raising a child as an older parent, being in a relationship with a partner beginning parenting over 40, being raised by an older parent, or providing health care or services to people who want to be parents later in life.

We are interested in a variety of genres and approaches (dialogues, interviews, memoir, poetry, for example) and tones (serious to comic). They should be written in an accessible voice. We are committed to using gender-inclusive language in this collection by using words such as pregnant “person” or “older parent” when appropriate.

Please send us both a one-to-two-page description of what you are interested in writing by January 15. Include a few sentences about your previous writings and/or work. Please forward this call to friends and colleagues.

Vicki Breitbart vbreitbart@gmail.com   Nan Bauer-Maglin nan.bauermaglin99@ret.gc.cuny.edu

Feminist Collaborations: Intersectional and Transnational Teaching & Learning

Co-editors Isis Nusair and Barbara Shaw are soliciting abstracts for
inclusion in an anthology that focuses on feminist collaborations and the
radical interconnectedness between pedagogy, theory and practice. We seek
cutting edge work that scholars-teachers-activists are engaging with that
goes beyond valuing collaboration abstractly to engaging it and linking
theory to practice in building feminist/women’s/gender/ LGBTQ+ communities.
This project emerges out of three women’s, gender & sexuality curriculum
institutes funded through the Great Lakes College Association (GLCA) and in
which contributors drew on and returned to the work of Richa Nagar,
AnaLouise Keating, Chandra Mohanty, Jacquie Alexander, Ann Russo, and
others to think through feminist-queer collaborations and pedagogies. Our
call for abstracts invites scholars-educators-activists broadly to focus on
the connection between theory and practice in the process of teaching and
learning, and how to develop strategies for doing collaborative work in an
expansive field of study within and across institutional boundaries. The
aim of the anthology is to fill a vacuum in pedagogy especially on how to
teach intersectionality and transnationalism. It will focus on theorizing
pedagogical approaches and providing resources (media and visuals, syllabi
and assignments) for teaching introductory, theory & method, capstone and
special topics courses in an expanding field. This will help in faculty
development and building local, regional, and transnational connections
that imagine its purpose beyond institutionalization and actively
contributes to socio-political change.

Please send 250-300 word abstracts to Barbara Shaw ( bshaw@allegheny.edu )
and Isis Nusair ( nusairi@denison.edu ) by December 20, 2018. Further
inquiries are welcome. Publishers have expressed interest in the volume and
we will be crafting the book proposal based on selected abstracts.

Feminisms and Leadership: Psychology of Women and Equalities Review Special Issue

Call for papers
Psychology of Women and Equalities Review Special Issue
Feminisms and Leadership

‘Leadership’ is a highly regulative practice, and is pervasive in our personal and political realms. Under late capitalism, academic and popular discourse continues to represent leadership in gender essentialist terms, through the figure of the ‘great man’. Notions of the ‘great leader’ are rarely tied to colonial domination, which consolidated leadership as the natural and legitimate enterprise of white, ‘civilizing’ masculinity (Mohanty, 2004). This is reflected in the ongoing proliferation of leadership as a marker of individual stature, and the reproduction of white patriarchal power in global corporate and political spaces.

Feminist attention has been dedicated to understanding differential leadership experiences within this highly gendered terrain. However, a wealth of feminist literature continues to promote women’s leadership in these spaces without dismantling the spaces themselves. Moreover, unchecked histories of racism, sexism, classism, and ableism function to keep notions of ‘successful’ leadership firmly within the confines of dominant globalizing forces.

The call: “Do not become the master’s tool!” (Ahmed, 2017, p. 160), inspires the commitment that we will never use the master’s tools (Lorde, 1984) to resist these forces. Following this commitment, current feminist work in psychology calls for collective feminist leadership and resistance through ‘feminist counter-publics’ (Rúdólfsdóttir & Jóhannsdóttir, 2018). More broadly, Lewis and Pullen (2018) call for the strengthening of feminist work in organizational studies, arguing: “…we have never needed it more than we do now” (p. 108).

In the spirit of these calls to action, this special issue invites feminist work that rewrites notions of ‘successful’ leadership in psychology and related academic and non-academic disciplines. Contributions may include, but are not limited to work that considers:

*   Intersections of race and class, gender, sexuality, and/or disability, with leadership.
*   Leadership in contexts of feminist activism, movements, and political resistance.
*   Reimagining leadership in/outside of elite or corporate contexts.
*   Bad or ‘toxic’ leadership.

Contributions may include original articles (up to 3000-7000 words), observations and commentaries (up to 2500 words) or creative pieces (up to 2000 words). Submissions will be subject to the usual peer review process. The deadline for submissions is January 7th 2019. Queries can be sent to editor.powsr@gmail.com Lucy Thompson (aymorluc@msu.edu<mailto:aymorluc@msu.edu>).

Association of Women in Psychology (AWP) Conference

Call for Proposals for the 2019 AWP Conference

Please consider submitting a proposal for the 2019 Association of Women in Psychology (AWP) Conference to be held at Gurney’s Resort on Goat Island in Newport, Rhode Island. Preconference sessions and a Welcome Reception will be held on Thursday February 28th. The conference will begin on Friday March 1st and end on Sunday March 3rd.

The proposal submission link for the 2019 AWP Conference is now available at awpsych.org <https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fawpsych.org&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cdxf19%40psu.edu%7C6c75995828334738bc4408d61670ad46%7C7cf48d453ddb4389a9c1c115526eb52e%7C0%7C0%7C636721070535121016&amp;sdata=Q4HgMOc6nXE%2F3xhhjSyOVudectIPAPqJ0onw6jRmj7w%3D&amp;reserved=0> . It will be available from September 3, 2018 through October 17, 2018.

We encourage scholarly proposals that address feminist issues consistent with AWP’s mission from anyone wishing to share ideas, work, or personal journeys. Proposals should address one or more of the topics related to our conference theme. We especially encourage multigenerational, multicultural, and multidisciplinary proposals with co-presenters. For more information about AWP or our conference, visit https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=www.awpsych.org&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cdxf19%40psu.edu%7C6c75995828334738bc4408d61670ad46%7C7cf48d453ddb4389a9c1c115526eb52e%7C0%7C0%7C636721070535121016&amp;sdata=z4db0F2sidmV9jcAiiHmIUt7UkpX%2BQeXNVBCH49vwYk%3D&amp;reserved=0<https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.awpsych.org&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cdxf19%40psu.edu%7C6c75995828334738bc4408d61670ad46%7C7cf48d453ddb4389a9c1c115526eb52e%7C0%7C0%7C636721070535121016&amp;sdata=K11rJ3tAGC6XfweFsffTdVTHV%2F2aFfb7LoV3s3VplIM%3D&amp;reserved=0> .

Our conference will feature some well-known speakers and exciting activities, events, and exhibits. We would love to have you participate in our conference and recharge with some “Vitamin F – Feminism and Fun”!

It is our pleasure to announce that our Friday morning keynote speaker will be Laura Brown, whose career as a feminist therapist and her classic publications on that topic are perfectly suited for our theme: Gold, Bold and More to Be Told. We are also excited to announce that Jennifer Freyd, whose Bold work on Institutional and Interpersonal Betrayal is nationally recognized, will be a member of a plenary panel on Saturday morning. She will be joined by youth activist Reza Clifton of Girls Rock RI and a third panelist TBA.

The conference will feature some of the most popular events that we had in 2009, including the Kim Trusty Band at the Saturday Night Dance. We will also include some new features such as an interactive Photo Activist Project and Feminist Karaoke on Friday night. Exhibits and sessions will highlight AWP’s 50-year history and there will be birthday cake for the celebration!. This is a wonderful opportunity for people who have served on the Implementation Collective and longtime AWP members to reunite and to meet AWP’s next generation!

ER&L 2019

ER&L 2019 will be held March 3-6, 2019 in Austin, Texas.

ER&L’s 2019 Call for Session Proposals is currently seeking 45-minute session proposals and 15-minute short talks for the 2019 conference in the following areas, with complete descriptions of each track available online athttp://www.electroniclibrarian.org/about/tracks/:
1. Managing e-Resources & Licensing
2. Collection Development & Assessment
3. Organizational Strategies
4. External Relationships
5. User Experience & Promotion
6. Scholarly Communication & Library Publishing
7. Emerging Technologies & Trends
8. Data Science & Libraries
Program Selection Criteria: The committee will evaluate each proposal on the basis of subject matter (including, but not limited to, the issues listed in the topic descriptions), clarity, and timeliness.
Sessions: The 45-minute session has been a part of ER&L since the beginning. Co-authorship and co-presenting is easily accommodated in this longer length format. Reduced rate registration is offered to accepted presenters.

Short talks: The 15-minute short talk session is a newer addition to the ER&L program. This format allows for ideas or initiates in progress to be presented without a full session length session. Similar short talk topics will be clustered. Due to the session length, this format readily accommodates single presenters, but co-authorship is welcome. Reduced rate registration is offered to accepted presenters.
* All presenters will be required to register for the conference at the discounted rate and are expected to attend the conference to make their presentation.
* Program sessions, workshops, short-talks and posters are to be for the purpose of communicating relevant content to librarians, publishers, and library vendors. They are not to be used as a marketing opportunity or to sell product or services. Companies interested in presenting a sponsored content session, please contact us at hello@electroniclibrarian.org.

Submission Deadline: September 24, 2018

Further information is available online at:

https://www.electroniclibrarian.org/conference-info/speaking-opps/

Please direct any questions to ER&L staff at: hello@electroniclibrarian.org.

2019 Transformative Learning Conference

March 14-15, 2019
Downtown Oklahoma City, OK
March 13, 2019, Pre-Conference Institute, Edmond, OK
Learning Spaces:
Exploring the Spectrum of Transformative Experiences

Conference Threads

Extending Transformative Learning Beyond the Classroom
Facilitating Transformative Learning in Online Environments
Student-Faculty Collaboration for Transformative Learning
Transformative Learning in Higher Education

We invite you to submit a proposal for the 2019 Transformative Learning Conference – “Learning Spaces: Exploring the Spectrum of Transformative Experiences.” The call for proposals is open August 21, 2018 through Friday, November 16, 2018 at 11:59 pm.

http://sites.uco.edu/central/tl/conference/proposals.asp

Feminist Pilgrimage: Journeys of Discovery

Personal essay contributions are desired for a proposed edited book: Feminist Pilgrimage: Journeys of Discovery.

Editor: Stacy Russo, Librarian/Associate Professor, Santa Ana College, Santa Ana, California, stacy@love-activism.com

How is “Feminist Pilgrimage” Being Defined?

Within this context, a feminist pilgrimage is understood as one of the following:

• a journey taken to visit an important feminist landmark, artwork, or individual.

• traveling to a destination as a means of radical self-care, discovery, and/or healing, such as returning to one’s home land; taking a solo road trip; going on a personal or group retreat; or making a journey to a place that has deep personal meaning.

• a pilgrimage taken for personal or professional reasons that is performed with a feminist vision.

How is Feminism Being Defined?

There are many definitions and understandings of feminism. One’s understanding may also evolve over time through personal and collective experiences. For the purposes of allowing for the most self-expression and freedom in the creative process, the editor is not providing an overarching definition.

Guidelines

All genders are welcome as contributors. Only non-fiction, first-person accounts are desired. Writing should be in the form of a personal essay. Text-only works and works including artwork with text will be considered. Fictional pieces and poetry will not be accepted. Original works that have not been previously published are preferred. Previously published essays will be considered, but you will need to gain permissions for re-publication and provide proof of the permission. Writing should be free of highly theoretical language and academic jargon. Footnotes and references, if any, should be minor. Tone should be for a crossover general and academic audience.

Proposals

Please submit proposals of up to 500 words by November 1, 2018. Include an author’s bio of up to 150 words. Within your proposal, please provide a clear representation of what your essay will entail. What was your pilgrimage? Where did you travel? What did you discover? Why was the pilgrimage important to you? How does it relate to your understanding of feminism? After review of your proposal, you will be contacted regarding your submission. Please do not submit completed works at this stage. Send your proposal to stacy@love-activism.com

Final Essays

If your proposal is accepted, your final essay must be 1,500 – 4,000 words and submitted publication-ready. If you believe your piece requires a good amount of editing or it does not fit within the required word count, please seek the assistance of an editor prior to your final submission. Pieces that require extensive editing will not be published. Once your final work is submitted, only light grammatical editing will occur.

Timeline

• Deadline for Proposals and Bios: November 1, 2018

• Notifications on Proposals Sent: December 1, 2018

• Deadline for Publication-Ready Essays: June 1, 2019

All contributors will receive a copy of the published book and will be invited to participate in any book-related events.

Editor Bio

Stacy Russo, a librarian and associate professor at Santa Ana College in Santa Ana, California, is a writer, poet, and artist. Her book publications include A Better World Starts Here: Activists and Their Work (forthcoming); Love Activism (Litwin Books); We Were Going to Change the World: Interviews with Women from the 1970s/1980s Southern California Punk Rock Scene (Santa Monica Press); Life as Activism: June Jordan’s Writings from The Progressive (Litwin Books); and The Library as Place in California (McFarland). Her articles, poetry, and reviews have appeared in Feminist Teacher, Feminist Collections, American Libraries, Counterpoise, Library Journal, Chaffey Review, Serials Review, and the anthology Open Doors: An Invitation to Poetry (Chaparral Canyon Press). She holds degrees from the University of California, Berkeley; Chapman University; and San Jose State University.

Please reach the editor, Stacy Russo, at stacy@love-activism.com with any questions. Thank you for your interest in this exciting and inspiring project!