[Libs-Or] Women of Library History - Call for Submissions

Diedre Conkling diedre08 at gmail.com
Sat Feb 15 22:11:52 PST 2014

We're Back!

*Call for Submissions <http://womenoflibraryhistory.tumblr.com/submit2014>*

Women Of Library History is back for 2014! We are seeking stories from your
library and your community. Is there a woman whose work is near and dear to
your library's heart? Someone who has made history at your library?
Community activists who made library services possible? Maybe even someone
whose portrait you pass every day?

In celebration of Women's History Month this March 2014, the Feminist Task
Force <http://libr.org/ftf/> would like to invite submissions to highlight
valued women in libraries. This is the perfect time of year to remember the
contributions of these important women in librarianship--perhaps the founder
or other woman (or group of women) who was significantly involved with your
local library, or someone whose mentorship has shaped you as a professional.

*What? *The FTF will host a blog at womenoflibraryhistory.tumblr.com with
daily postings of historic women of librarianship throughout the month of
March. If we receive enough submissions, we may continue throughout the
year as we did in 2013.

*Why?* Highlight the legacy that you still see alive today and share a
piece of your library's history with your patrons and library lovers
everywhere in celebration of Women's History Month. The write-up will be
perfect for your library's own blog. Its inclusion with the submissions of
other libraries to this project will illustrate the breadth of
contributions women have made to their communities through libraries.

*Who?* Anyone who would be pleased to be identified as a woman, and who has
made a significant contribution to library history. Past
included librarians, founders, community activists, women's clubs, and
even the developer of our beloved MARC
Subjects may be deceased, retired, or currently practicing, so long as
their contribution to the field is significant and enduring.

*To submit*:

Please send all submissions to Katelyn Browne at
womenoflibraryhistory at gmail.com. Submissions should include

   - a write-up of the woman/women's significance to library history (this
   should be original content OR we should have explicit permission to
   re-publish it)
   - your name(s) and title/library, or other identifying information
   - if possible, one or two images that WoLH has permission to publish on
   our Tumblr
   - any links to other online information you'd like readers to see

For examples, please see last year's posts on Bunny
 (short), Oralia Garza de
and Ida Kidder<http://womenoflibraryhistory.tumblr.com/post/44706824535/ida-kidder>
We do not have any specific word-count limits, but we reserve the right to
edit your post for length, grammar, and/or content.


The Feminist Task Force is proud to bring voice and efforts to the
intersection of feminist perspectives with issues related to libraries,
librarianship, information services, and ALA. To find out more and get
involved, please visit us on any of our websites and virtual spaces:

Website:  <http://libr.org/ftf/> <http://libr.org/ftf/>http://libr.org/ftf/
Discussion list:
Wiki:  <http://ftfinfo.wikispaces.com/> <http://ftfinfo.wikispaces.com/>
ALA Connect:  <http://connect.ala.org/node/65369><http://connect.ala.org/node/65369>
Facebook:  <https://www.facebook.com/groups/121097054767/><https://www.facebook.com/groups/121097054767/>

*Diedre Conkling*

*Lincoln County Library DistrictP.O. Box 2027Newport, OR 97365Phone & Fax:
541-265-3066Work email**:
**diedre at lincolncolibrarydist.org*<diedre at lincolncolibrarydist.org>
*Home email: **diedre08 at gmail.com* <diedre08 at gmail.com>

 "If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change
your attitude."--Maya Angelou
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