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Out of the Attic and Into the Stacks: Feminism in LIS: the Unconference

[Image] Out of the Attic and Into the Stacks: Feminism in LIS: the Unconference

March 9-11, 2012
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

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. Unconference will include an unposter session for those currently developing research projects.

Register Now!
Registration Fee: $25
(Students! see scholarship
information listed below)

Agenda

Friday, March 9, 2012
7pm - 9pm
Reception: What is an unconference and how will we proceed?
Presentation: "The 1893 Woman's Building Library Database: Out of the Ashes, Onto the Internet"
by Sarah Wadsworth and Melodie Fox
Location: UW-Milwaukee, Student Union, Fireside Lounge
2200 E Kenwood Blvd
Milwaukee, WI 53211


Saturday, March 10, 2012

9am - 5pm

AM Session: Ad hoc group development and discussions
PM Session: Research"unposter" sessions on research in progress or planned research
Location: UWM Hefter Conference Center
3271 N. Lake Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53211

Sunday, March 11, 2012
9am - 11am

Incorporating feminist strategies into future planning / writing / teaching
Location: UWM Hefter Conference Center
3271 N. Lake Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53211

Conference wiki: http://feminismlisunconference.wikispaces.com/

Conference Hotel:

Milwaukee River Hilton Hotel
4700 North Port Washington Road
Milwaukee, WI 53212
Ph: 414-962-6040

Conference rates available. Please mention "UWM SOIS Unconference" to secure the following rate: $80+tax/single, $90+tax/double. Shuttle service will provide transportation to the UWM Campus. Arrange pick up/drop off times at the Hilton front desk.
The Hilton Milwaukee River hotel is a renovated, full-serviced facility overlooking the scenic banks of the Milwaukee River. Convenient access to Milwaukee, WI Interstates 43 & 94, this Milwaukee hotel location is just 4 miles north of Downtown.

CIPR Student Scholarships

The UW-Milwaukee Center for Information Policy Research (CIPR) is sponsoring student scholarships for attendance at the "Out of the Attic, Into the Stacks, Feminism and LIS unconference" scheduled for March 9-11, 2012 at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. 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 provided by:

  • The Center for Information Policy Research and the School of Information Studies at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • The Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • The School of Library and Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and
  • The Wisconsin Women Library Workers.

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