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CIPR Co-Sponsoring Unconference on "Feminism and Library & Information Studies"

feminismlis-ciprCIPR is proud to be among the sponsors for "Out of the Attic and Into the Stacks", an unconference on Feminism and Library & Information Studies, to be held March 9-11, 2012 at UW-Milwaukee.

This unconference (details on what this means here) is a meeting of practitioners, scholars and aspirants in the field of library and information studies to explore feminism as theory, boundary, ecology, method, flavor, relationship, and epistemology -- among others.   

The unconference begins with a reception on the evening of Friday, March 9 evening concludes noon Sunday, March 12. Light breakfasts and lunch will be provided. Room reservations available at the Hilton Milwaukee River, which provides a shuttle service to the UWM campus.

The cost is only $25, and registration details are available here.

STUDENTS: CIPR is sponsoring student scholarships for attendance at the "Out of the Attic, Into the Stacks, Feminism and LIS unconference". To apply for the waiver of the registration fee, please submit your name, student status, and brief statement of how the participation in the conference will support your studies and/or practice to Adriana McCleer <amccleer@uwm.edu>. Successful applicants will be notified by March 5, 2012.

Support for the unconference is provided by the Center for Information Policy Research at the School of Information Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the School of Information Studies; the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign; the School of Library and Information Science at University of Wisconsin - Madison; the Wisconsin Women Library Workers.

Contact Joyce M. Latham (latham@uwm.edu) or Adriana McCleer (amccleer@uwm.edu) for more details.