The Newsletter of the American Library Association SRRT Feminist Task Force
February 2018
ISSN 2154-4085 (online)

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Women of Library History to continue in March 2018

FTF's Women's History Month project Women of Library History will return in March. Start working now on stories of women who have been significant to the libraries, services, and systems you know and love. This is a great way to remember the contributions of these important women in librarianship—perhaps a founder, a mentor, or an activist in your community.

Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at ALA Annual 2018

FTF will hold a Wikipedia edit-a-thon at ALA Annual 2018, using the FTF Women of Library History project content to expand the representation of women librarians/library folk on Wikipedia.
I am a feminist because ...
The Idea Exchange is an area of the Networking Uncommons where people at ALA conferences can contribute to “fill in the blank” type statements.
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2018 Amelia Bloomer List Highlights Feminist Books for Young Readers

The Amelia Bloomer Project has announced its top 10 list of the best feminist books for young readers, ages birth through 18. Named for Amelia Bloomer, a pioneering 19th century newspaper editor, feminist thinker, public speaker and suffragist, the list features books about girls and women that spur the imagination while confronting traditional female stereotypes. The bibliography is intended to aid children and teens in selecting high-quality books; it may also be used as a recommended reading list for youth and those who interact with them and as a collection development or reader’s advisory tool for librarians.
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Save the date now: FTF 50th Anniversary at ALA Annual in Chicago, June 25-30, 2020

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