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

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FTF @ ALA Annual 2018

FTF Events and Other Events of Interest to FTF Members

Our list of programs and meetings at ALA Annual 2018 that may be of particular interest to FTF members and feminist colleagues. Read more ...

Women of Library History Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

Join the SRRT Feminist Task Force at ALA Annual in New Orleans to edit and create Wikipedia entries on women who have advanced libraries, librarianship, and library and information science. Read more ...
New Orleans Side Trips
Taking a slightly different approach, in recognition of the importance of food and drink to the culture of New Orleans, as well as to collegiality and the forging of new friendships, the "Side Trips" compilers have added the category of Woman-Owned Restaurants and Women Chefs as well as listings of cultural and historical sites that highlight those who worked for progressive social change. Read more ...

358px-Melvil_Dewey.jpgTime to Rename the Dewey Medal?

FTF Coordinator Sherre Harrington writes: When Anne Ford asked back in January, just before Midwinter, to interview me for the recent American Libraries article (Bringing Harassment Out of the History Books: Addressing the Troubling Aspects of Melvil Dewey’s Legacy, June 1, 2018), I was simultaneously pleased and apprehensive. Did I have the guts to say that I thought ALA should do something about Dewey? Leading up to the interview, I asked Feminist Task Force folks what they thought. The results were surprisingly mixed. Read more...

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