Thanks to all who sent me suggestions of YouTube videos for inclusion in WAVE: WOMEN’S AUDIOVISUALS IN ENGLISH database maintained by my office (mounted at http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/WAVE). Some suggestions came in after I sent a combined list last week, and I’ve appended those below. But my main reason for this posting is that we would like to publish a round-up of reports about how instructors are using YouTube (and other short videos) in women’s studies classes in our periodical FEMINIST COLLECTIONS: A QUARTERLY OF WOMEN’S STUDIES RESOURCES. We would be interested in write-ups about exercises analyzing/critiquing videos, etc. Librarians are also encouraged to submit proposals if they use women-focused YouTube videos or clips when doing bibliographic instruction, for women’s studies or other classes.

Submissions should be up to 500
words, with a due date of March 1, 2008. If you are interested, please email me (pweisbard@library.wisc.edu) outlining your proposed submission. For an idea of what we’re looking for, see another round-up we’ve published on use of new technologies in women’s studies classes, “Blogging Women’s Studies,” at http://womenst.library.wisc.edu/fc/BlogRoundup.pdf. Our next issue (v. 28, no. 4, Summer-Fall 2007) will include a round-up on social networking.

Here are the additional YouTube suggestions received (and it’s fine to send me more at ANY time…):

Guerrilla Girls On Tour has two short videos on You Tube. One is entitled “Feminists Are Funny” and is also the opening of our performance by the same name:

The other is a video of the first Women’s Arts International Festival that we were a part of in Kendall, UK last May:


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