Linda Parker

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Summer 1980


In the introduction to the NWSA Convention program, the Convention Coordinators refer to the necessity of building networks, disseminating new information and research, launching new campaigns for change, stirring new insights, and nurturing our growth as individuals. These concepts could form a feminist librarian's motto. Many libraries are bureaucratic monoliths which may seem impervious to change, but change is occurring because feminist library workers are challenging institutional policies and practices which form barriers to both women workers and women library users. Feminist librarians join NWSA for the same reason as anyone else—"to further the social, political, and professional development of women's studies at every educational level and in every educational setting"—but with a special emphasis on libraries.



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