Committee on the Status of Women in Librarianship (COSWL)

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Action List

Committee Initiatives

  • Survey on Care Giving
  • Continue to escalate concerns re: salary ranges
  • Prepare and publish think piece on the status of women in librarianship today
  • With other women's groups, plan programs
  • With other women's groups, publish brochure on women's groups in ALA
  • Continuously review committee charge for relevancy.

Chair Responsibilities

  • Appoint Task Force members
  •  Report on activities of ALA Care Giving Task Forces
  • Request extension of terms of office
  • Communicate with Chair, APA Standing Committee on the Salaries and Status of Library Workers (re: salary ranges)
  • Network with leaders of other women's groups as appropriate
  • Pull together a history of this issue (and COSWL's position on it) for COSWL
  • Solicit input (by posting on relevant discussion lists) for think piece on the status of women in librarianship)
  • Coordinate website maintenance

* Your input is welcome! This Action List is very much a work-in-progress!