Introduction to Women’s Issues in ALA Discussion Group


The responsibility for organizing this program is rotated each year between the SRRT Feminist Task Force (FTF), the ACRL Women and Gender Studies Section (WGSS) and the Committee on the Status of Women in Librarianship (COSWL). This is a short reminder of who has responsibility for the program in the next few years.

The discussion is usually on Saturday of the conference from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. or whatever will get us a one hour, early afternoon, time slot. We usually don't need more than one hour. The group in charge of the program sets a starting off topic for discussion though the discussion may move away from the topic. At the first of the meeting we usually give some short information about each group and how to get involved.

Some specifics: We usually ask for theater seating but usually reset the room in a circle. Usually no equipment is needed. Ask for a room for maybe 25 to 50 people.

2017 – COSWL
2018 – WGSS
2019 – FTF
2020 - COSWL
2021 - WGSS
2022 - FTF
2023 - COSWL
2024 - WGSS
2025 - FTF
2026 - COSWL
2027 - WGSS
2028 - FTF