WSS Research Committee Minutes
ALA Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.
Sunday, June 26, 2010
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Renaissance Washington, Meeting Room 12
Jennifer Gilley, Caitlin Shanley, Susan Wood, Jeanne Armstrong, Pamela Salela
Review and Approval of Minutes from 2010 Midwinter Meeting
The minutes from the 2010 Midwinter meeting were approved. They were emailed to members before the annual conference and are available on the WSS website.
Calls for Additions to the Agenda
There were no additions to the agenda
Chair for 2010/2011
Marcia Barrett has to step down as chair this year due to responsibilities in another section. Jennifer Gilley agreed to chair, but cannot make the Midwinter meeting in San Diego. Other members present were not planning on going to San Diego either, so it was decided to conduct Midwinter business virtually in January 2011.
1. Discussion of 2010 Research Poster Session
Everyone agreed that the poster sessions went well and that we should cap the number of posters at 5 for the future. Jennifer will contact the presenters to get copies of their posters to put on the Research Committee website.
2. Committee Website
- Bibliography of Scholarship on Women’s Studies Librarianship
This has been updated. There was a discussion on the scope of the bibliography and it was decided that it should be limited to articles directly relating to women and libraries, not including items about women and distance learning or the IT field outside of librarianship. It has been difficult to determine how broadly to define “women’s studies librarianship” in the past. It was also decided to include dissertations in the bibliography. Susan will search for relevant dissertations and send the citations to Jennifer to add.
- Research Agenda for Women’s Studies Librarianship
The Research Agenda needs to be updated. One possible way to update it would be to analyze the research that has been done since it was first published (2001 - ) and use that information to determine which items on the agenda have been covered and what new areas of research are emerging. Jennifer will send out a call for volunteers for this project.
- CFP Page
Suggestions were sought for additions to this page. Pamela suggested a for-pay service called PapersInvited. Jeanne suggested that the AAUW might have a CFP site. Susan will check on libgigs to see if it would be appropriate.
- How to get started in research and publications page
Suggestions were sought for additions to this page. Caitlin will look for LISCareers page for possible addition.
3. Status of Ongoing Research Projects
- COSWL/FTF/WSS Gender Representation in ALA Programs
The data analysis phase of this project is still in process but there should be some preliminary results by Midwinter 2011.
No new business
Jennifer Gilley (chaired the meeting at Marcia’s request)
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