Monday, April 15, 2013

Call for Panelists: "Gender in/and/of Academic Libraries" at ALA Annual

Call for Panelists: "Gender in/and/of Academic Libraries" at ALA Annual

ACRL NMDG: “Gender in/and/of Academic Libraries”
Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 10:30am - 11:30am

What is the role of gender in determining the future of academic libraries? In what way does gender pave (or hinder) the way toward innovation, leadership, reflection, growth, and action? As an academic librarian, what are your concerns about gender (and gendered) discourse in the context of your daily work? 

ACRL’s New Members Discussion Group is seeking panelists for our upcoming moderated conversation at ALA Annual 2013, which will discuss the intersection of gender and academic libraries. 

Topics for discussion could include: how gender affects library leadership; the relationship between gender and technological skills; personal experiences of gender-related issues on the job; the importance of gender diversity in library innovation, etc. Be creative! The dynamics of the discussion will be driven by the unique experiences of the panelists.

If you are interested in speaking on this panel, please complete the submission form available at:

Submissions will be accepted until April 19, 2013 and all candidates will be notified whether they were selected by April 30, 2013.

John M. Jackson
University of Southern California