Research Agenda for Women and Gender Studies Librarianship

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This agenda is a revised version of the Research Agenda for Women's Studies Librarianship published in 2004 and has been updated by studying the research that has been done since the first agenda was written (2001-2010) in order to see what topics are still relevant and what new topics have emerged. It is divided into two major fields: intellectual access, which relates to the creation, access, description, collection, and teaching of women and gender studies information resources, and professional issues, which involves looking at the field of librarianship through a feminist lens. The revised agenda is a collaborative project of Research Committee members Marcia Barrett, Jennifer Gilley, Pamela Salela, and Susan Wood.

If you are looking for a journal to publish research in any of these areas, check our:
List of publications to support the Research Agenda

I. Intellectual Access
  Database Coverage of Women and Gender Studies Materials
  Discovery & Subject Access
(keywords, controlled vocabulary, tagging, subject headings, name authorities, physical classification)
  Users--Information-seeking behavior/Users--Information needs analysis
  Collection development and evaluation
  Women's archives and special libraries
  Scholarly Communications
  Information literacy and women's studies in higher education
II. Professional Issues
  Feminism & librarianship
  History of Women in librarianship
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