COSWL Celebrates National Women’s History Month

For Immediate Release
Tue, 03/05/2019

Contact:

Beatrice Calvin

Manager, Professional Development

Office for Human Resource Development and Recruitment (HRDR)

312-280-4280

bcalvin@ala.org

During the entire month of March, the ALA Committee on the Status of Women in Librarianship (COSWL) will recognize and celebrate women’s historic achievements with National Women’s History Month. The Committee will host a webinar Monday, March 18th, 2:00 p.m. (EST) highlighting women’s history month and the National Women’s History Museum. Be sure to register now.

 

The webinar will be presented by Susan Scanlan, a member of the National Women’s History Museum Board. Susan was instrumental in the conception and passage of Women’s History Month through Congress and worked on the passage of Title IX. She also helped found the Congressional Caucus for Women's Issues and its policy arm, the Women’s Research & Education Institute (WREI). Susan will give a brief update on the Museum and will discuss a “history” of Women’s History Month.

 

According to a recently published report by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Women in the Labor Force: A Databook, women make up over 80 percent of the library profession. Over the years, the ALA women’s groups have helped to develop evaluative tools, guidelines and programs to enhance the opportunities and the image of women in the library profession.  Included in the resources are the Caregiver’s Toolkit (COSWL) and the Harassment in the Workplace page.

 

For additional resources and information on how to celebrate National Women’s History Month, please visit the ALA Committee on the Status of Women in Librarianship (COSWL) page and the National Women’s History Month Resources page.

 

The ALA Office for Human Resource Development and Recruitment (HRDR) serves as the liaison to the ALA Committee on the Status of Women (COSWL).