ACRL Arts Section Blog

June 16, 2010

Women’s Studies Section 2010 Conference Program

Filed under: ALA Annual 2010,Announcements — billhemmig @ 1:30 pm

This program should be of interest to many Arts members:


Women’s Studies Section 2010 Conference Program

Finding the Best Film for the Classroom: Feminist Pedagogy, Visual Literacy and Representation

Date/time: Monday June 28, 8:30AM (it will be preceded by an award ceremony at 8AM)

Place: Washington Convention Center – 147A

Description:  Multimedia resources allow students who are increasingly visually oriented to experience other eras and cultures and to acquire ethnographic sensibility and visual literacy that could not be delivered through textual material. A panel of four experts: a media librarian, a film distributor, a film review e-journal editor, and a university faculty member will discuss issues concerning multimedia resources on women’s issues sharing their perspectives on collection development, marketing, distribution and classroom use. The program will be moderated by Kayo Denda, Head, Margery Somers Foster Center and Women’s Studies Librarian, Rutgers University. Panel particpants include:

Karen Alexander is Senior Editor of /Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society (, a founding editor of  Films for the Feminist Classroom

Chimene Tucker is the librarian for the Film and Media Studies, LGBT Studies, and World History at the University of California Santa Barbara.

Debra Zimmerman is the Executive Director of  Women Make Movies.

Dan Moshenberg is the Director of the Women’s Studies Program and professor of English at George Washington University.

The co-sponsors of this program are Feminist Task Force (FTF) and Committee on the Status of Women in Librarianship (COSWL).

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