CFP: ACRL Women and Gender Studies Section 

ACRL Women and Gender Studies Section 

2022 Research Poster Session: Call for Proposals 

The Women and Gender Studies Section (WGSS) invites proposals for the 2022 WGSS Research Poster Session, which will be held on Saturday, June 25th, as part of the ALA Annual Conference, from June 23-28, 2022.  

The potential scope of the topics includes, but is not limited to, teaching partnerships, critical information literacy initiatives, critical cataloging, archival practices, collection development, and scholarly communications related to women and gender studies. Topics dealing with feminism and librarianship are also welcome.  

This year we are particularly encouraging posters related to the theme of the WGSS program: Classification and Justice: Unfinished Work in Resource Description. See the bottom of this email for the full program description.  

The deadline for submitting an application for the poster session is March 30th, 2022. Following a double-blind peer-review process, applicants will be notified in April if their submission has been accepted for presentation at the conference. 

Start your application process now at  

You must login to the site using your ALA username and password, or create a username and password for the site before you submit your application.  

Jennifer Gilley

Chair, Research Committee 

Women and Gender Studies Section 


WGSS Program
Classification and Justice: Unfinished Work in Resource Description 

A panel discussion with Emily Drabinski and Staci Ross exploring the work still needed to rid Library of Congress Subject Headings and other schemas of sexism, racism, and other prejudicial language. Understanding cataloging through the lens of power changes how we think about this ostensibly neutral work. This panel presentation will explore the longstanding harm of how we categorize people and identities in classification systems. We’ll discuss actions all librarians can take to further the work of critical cataloging regardless of their day to day work with resource description.  

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