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The Women and Gender Studies Participatory Library and Resource Center Strategic Plan Proposal (2012-2014) April Parker Advanced Special Libraries Independent Study

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro Curry Building Room 338 December 3, 2012

The Women and Gender Studies Participatory Library and Resource Center Strategic Planning (2012-2014)

―A university is just a group of buildings gathered around a library.‖ ― Shelby Foote Introduction Being presented is the suggested basis for the Women and Gender Studies (WGS) Participatory Library and Resource Center strategic planning which stems from the research, and work in my independent study, Advanced Special Collections. It is in my most humble opinion that the library‘s existence is necessary and the work is urgent. The department has created an excellent platform to support the university‘s initiatives, and satisfy the demands of the community at large. As per the University of North Carolina at Greensboro Women and Gender Studies Mission, “The central focus of the of the Women's and Gender Studies Program is to explain how gender is produced within social institutions and how these institutions affect individual lives and to analyze the mutual constitution of gender, race, ethnicity, class, sexuality, nationality, and religion. The Program addresses issues of neglect, omission, and bias in curricula while honing critical thinking skills vital to a liberal education. Faculty in WGS are expected to further this vision through their teaching, research, and service.”(SOURCE) The library presents a unique opportunity to use the WGS Department‘s expertise and an alternative way of taking into consideration local conditions for global issues. Together all university affiliates, community organizations, and neighborhood residents alike have the potential to collaborate and manifest a space that is inclusive of all forms of media, and engage communally and share resources, empower disenfranchised populations by bringing their collective histories to light, embed the lessons of our revolutions into our current education, highlighting the commonalities of our struggles/oppressions and difference in our legacies of resilience within our social movements. Furthermore, this particular library‘s importance is invaluable and directly supports The University of North Carolina at Greensboro diversity initiatives. The Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion affirms,

“UNCG fully supports and values an inclusive community where there is visible and meaningful representation of the diversity present in the wider community at all university levels. Diversity is the combination of characteristics, experiences, and competencies that make each person unique, and increases the value of our community. We strive to maintain a climate of equity and respect, where we protect the rights of all in order to ensure that every member feels empowered, valued, and respected for their contributions to the mission of the university. The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is committed to providing all staff, faculty, and students equitable access to services, benefits, and opportunities.”( -Approved by Chancellor Linda P. Brady & Executive Staff-September 2009) Notably, UNCG WGS is identified one of two departments on UNCG campus that are related to the university‘s diversity initiative. The WGS Participatory Library and Resource Center will prove to be mutually beneficial for all participating parties Pg 162 ―by provided access to collections that serve both historic and cultural research needs. Holdings, of prominence, not only provide insight into the lives of people, places, and organizations, but also provide ties to and for library, university, and community constituencies. In effect, the special collections department facilitates outreach, providing the resources needed to connect the library to its community and institutional affiliates. In this regard, special collections is a bridge that links a library‘s diversity initiatives with the resources needed for successful actuation and realization of diversity goals. By developing, building, processing, promoting, and maintaining diverse and diversity related collections, special collections will lead the library‘s commitment to diversity in ways unparalled by other departments and collections.‖ Complimentary, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro Jackson Library does in fact have women and gender studies relevant materials throughout its entire collection, across all academic disciplines. However, this small library has the opportunity to help patrons to ―assess visible collections within women‘s studies… ―invisible‖ collections as those dealing with nonmainstream women such as lesbians, disabled, women, or elderly women‖ (Faries 1994). In addition to the minorities within the minorities being represented within the holdings of WGS Participatory Library the policies, tools, and handlings will counteract the standard library‘s handlings which is embedded with practices which contribute to the inaccessibility of information, marginalize literature, and continually perpetuate oppressive dominant culture that the very foundation of our original library system is founded upon. As we know class, race, gender plays many roles in what gets published, ‗who gets taught and what they are taught‘ and then prejudice effects how information is classified. ―For decades we have recognized biases in our subject access standards-subject headings and classificationsthat disadvantage groups of people already disadvantaged in our society through poverty, homelessness, race, ethnicity, disability, age, and other factors…Those seeking information may not seek assistance from a reference librarian, the catalog may be their only contact…Therefore, we may need to make additions to record to emphasize local interest and terminology, rather than relying on distant authorities‖ (Osborn, 2004). The participatory library envisions to do just that knowledge is power, and we are going to place the power in the hands of the people.

The Women and Gender Studies Participatory Library and Resource Center Mission & Vision Statement The library will take an activist role and promote the advancement of women's issues and gender equity through its services, advocacy efforts and educational programs. The department promotes the use of these materials by the University‘s academic community, and the community at large. To that end the library‘s mission is to: 1. Embrace alternative relationships to information and is committed to promoting transliteracy. 2. Create an inclusive learning environment, and safe space where a multitude of identities can have equitable access to marginalized literature and cultural diversity resources. 3. Make visible the collective histories of underrepresented populations and intersectionality of our communities' lives. 4. Uplift our legacy of resilience in order to strengthen our present day social movements. We will fulfill our mission by providing: Improve access to existing materials. Value and foster the collective intelligence generated by high quality conversations among diverse people working together. Make efforts to ensure access is ubiquitous. ―Cultivate community ties through collection development‖. Counteract the current and repetitive traditional practices and library system which involves inherent inequalities Create physical space that is welcoming and conducive to conversation, knowledge sharing, collaboration, and research. Utilize departmental expertise in service and education provision. Objectives Move an under-utilized departmental library into an integrated and circulating collection. Contribute to the visibility, sustainability, and effectiveness of such a collection. Collaborate with students, faculty/staff, community members, and alternative libraries. doing comparable work in order to meet overall objective. Strengthen support for university diversity efforts. To support the retention of students from underrepresented groups.

Enhance learning experience of all participating parties. Ensure everyone is able to participate and give insight to library happenings to create multidimensional products, and dialogue.

Strategies A. Outreach 1. Marketing Develop Outreach Brochure explaining library and services Post video ―how to‖ aids on library website Update UNCG WGS Website to include Library Participate in national conferences 2. Programming Zine Workshop by PHD candidate Chris Kennedy/Elsewhere education curator (see page for flyer) Book Talks/Author Speaks: Monthly brown bag series that bring local authors including but not limited to UNCG faculty/staff/ First participant author/ UNCG professor Mark Rifkin (February 5, 2013). Book Signing/Discussion: When Did the Indians become Straight and/ or The Erotics of Sovereignty: Queer Native Writing in the Era of Self-Determination. Library Zine Creating/Distribution WGS Zine: WGS student group produce a zine on a quarterly basis. Zine created by students for students, opening an alternative space for the viewpoints to be shared, and further critical discourse can take place This zine program embraces a medium that social movements used to disseminate information and opinion. Zines are not always embraced as a legitimate source of information in academia standards, but can be very viable primary sources as they pertain directly to the WGS curriculum. Noteably UNCG WGS created something similar in years passed, example housed in library, but is wasn‘t referred to as a zine, WGS Library Book Club: monthly meetings to discuss non course work related readings. Host LGBTQ history month Exhibit and DVD Viewing Event. Currently, no department on UNCG host such event. Workshops:

Smart Mob: Cataloging Party. WGS Library invites interested students, professors, faculty and staff to tag books within the LibraryThing catalog to further make accessible and connect the parties within the Intersectionality Information Aliance and the community at large. Participants use their natural language/folksonomy to tag the books in the catalog to make them more visible and accessible and it would contribute to the participatory and sharing of the space and provide the students with a sense of ownership. Facilitated by April Parker. LGBTQ Research: How To Be Resourceful trying to get to the Resources: April Parker, WGS Librarian/Graduate Assistant is available to teach classes on topics related to LGBTQ library research. Collaborate with Queer Theory Courses for further advisement. Class topics may include a general orientation to the Library, how to find books and articles, how to find and identify authoritative public web pages, scholarly vs. popular sources, identify problematic search strategies for this specific topic and best research strategies, how to critically analyze sources and more. As such Information Literacy is the set of skills needed to find, retrieve, analyze, and use information. Come to this workshop and learn valuable search techniques, become familiar with diverse resources, and to make our library research databases work for you. Workshop Request Form: HFhQzVCbkg1dVF2WHluVlgyVUVkQlE6MQ *Form can also be embedded into the website. 3. Library Staff Development Form Library Committee/Board Staff/Student Trainings Lecture Series Information Literacy Library School Internship/Independent Study program Post MLIS Women and Gender Studies Librarian Fellowship B. Collection Development 1. Intersectionality Information Alliance: Collaborative Collection Development Program. (see full report/proposal page ) Pilot Project: 6-12 month trial period with periodical assessment to determine success. Participants:

UNCG WGS Participatory Library and Resource Center Core Collection: 300+ books regarding women and gender interdisciplinary literature Cataloged Using LibraryThing: Guilford College, The Bayard Rustin Center for LGBTQA Activism, Awareness and Reconciliation Core Collection: 100+ books regarding the LGBTIA population and allies. Cataloged Using LibraryThing: Eternal Summer of the Black Feminist Mind Lending Library Located in Durham. NC Core Collection: Black Feminist Movement, Queer Culture, Queer Theory Book Wish List for library can be found here: RSqb157G125 2. Special Collections: Private Donation of Zines from the former Food Not Bombs/HIVE Collection. Collection/Zine topics include: prison/police, radical ecology, gender and sexuality, racism/antiracism, priviledge theory, indigenous struggles, general anarchist history, present anarchist struggles, sobriety, punk rock/fan zines, riot grrl, feminism, Do-ItYourself (DIY), travel, riot stories 3. Reserves Section: WGS Library will house as many courses required textbooks/reading as possible to make sure everyone has access. Book list provided by UNCG WGS department staff/faculty. (ILL Report page as full annotation/price listing as per Amazon)            

Michel Foucault, The History of Sexuality: Volume I. Jasbir Puar, Terrorist Assemblages: Homonationalism in Queer Times. Anjali Arondekar, For the Record: On Sexuality and the Colonial Archive in India. David Eng, The Feeling of Kinship: Queer Liberalism and the Racialization of Intimacy. David Eng, Racial Castration: Managing Masculinity in Asian America. Roderick Ferguson, Aberrations in Black: Toward a Queer of Color Critique. Neville Hoad, African Intimacies: Race, Homosexuality, and Globalization. Regina Kunzel, Criminal Intimacy: Prison and the Uneven History of Modern American Sexuality. Scott Morgensen, Spaces Between Us: Queer Settler Colonialism and Indigenous Decolonization. Chandan Reddy, Freedom with Violence: Race, Sexuality, and the US State. Gayle Salamon, Assuming a Body: Transgender and Rhetorics of Embodiment. Andrea Smith, Conquest: Sexual Violence and American Indian Genocide.

 Siobhan Somerville, Queering the Color Line: Race and the Invention of Homosexuality.  Dean Spade, Normal Life: Administrative Violence, Critical Trans Politics, and the Limits of the Law.  Ann Laura Stoler, Race and the Education of Desire: Foucault's History of Sexuality and the Colonial Order of Things.  Inderpal Grewal, Transnational America: Feminisms, Diasporas, Neoliberalisms.  Saidiya Hartman, Scenes of Subjection: Terror, Slavery, and Self-Making in Nineteenth-Century America.  Saba Mahmood, Politics of Piety: The Islamic Revival and the Feminist Subject.  Louise Michele Newman, White Women's Rights: The Racial Origins of Feminism in the United States.  Dorothy Roberts, Killing the Black Body: Race, Reproduction, and the Meaning of Liberty.  Joan Scott, Politics of the Veil.  Nikki Sullivan, A Critical Introduction to Queer Theory.  Ed. Susan Stryker and Stephen Whittle, The Transgender Studies Reader.,

4. Collection Description Currently: WGS Library consists of roughly 350 books. According to the tags associated with the books in LibraryThing most books cover subjects/are classified as the following: 16th century 17th century 18th century 1930s 1960s 19th century 20th century abuse activism adolescence Africa African American African American History African American Studies African American women African Americans America American American History American Indian American literature american studies anthology anthropology archetypes art Asian American Asian American studies autobiography biography black black feminism black women body body image British British literature business change children Christian Ethics Christianity civil rights colonialism crime critical theory criticism cultural criticism cultural history cultural studies culture current affairs domestic violence drama early modern early modern history ecofeminism ecology economics education England English environment environmentalism erotica essay essays ethics ethnography Europe European History family feminine feminism feminist feminist movement Feminist Theology feminist theory fiction film folklore folktales food gender Gender & Sexuality gender roles gender studies girls glbt globalization health historical fiction history history of science humor India indigenous Iraq Islam Jewish Jung language law Leadership lesbian lgbt life linguistics literary criticism literary theory management marriage media memoir men mental health Mexico Middle East motherhood mothering mothers multiculturalism murder music mystery myth mythology nationalism Native American New York non-fiction organization parenting personal development philosophy photography poems poetry political theory politics pop culture pornography postcolonial postcolonial studies postcolonialism postmodernism poststructuralism power prostitution psych psychoanalysis psychology queer queer studies race racism rape relationships religion Renaissance reproductive rights rhetoric romance science self-esteem self-help sex Sex & Sexuality sex roles sex work sexism sexuality short stories single mothers social commentary social conditions social ethics social history social issues social science society sociology southern spirituality stereotypes stories sustainability theatre Theology theory third wave third wave feminism transgender travel US History usa violence violence against women Virago war women women of color women's history women's issues women's liberation women's literature women's rights women's studies writing Essentially, the collection is focused on women (Caucasian/European) , women’s literature, ecofeminism, feminist theory and feminism. The core collection was received through donation, including a program where graduating students have the ability to gift/suggest a book for the library. This is suggested to be an ongoing component of the collection building process. As per LibraryThing statistics as of December 2012 roughly half of the books in the catalog were published during the years 200-2009. Further

purchases are suggested to reflect newly published books. English is the primary language of the books within the WGS collection, perhaps referrals and future collaboration can be made the Greensboro Public Library Glenwood Branch, which is the home of the Multicultural Center/Collection for additional languages. 4.b Weeding of the collection During initial cataloging/organizing of the collection there are several journals that are physically present in the WGS collection that are also available in either physical/online within Jackson Library at UNCG. At this time it is suggested to discard these journals to allow shelf space for current mediums and growth. Periodic weeding should be conducted to ensure current literature presence, and to avoid plentiful duplication with other campus libraries. 5. General Collection Guidelines Further phase planning formed by advisory board and/or library committee can utilize the following examples: University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign ―Purchases on the women's studies fund‌.Almost all works on the history of feminism, feminist methodology, and feminist theory are purchased on this fund including critiques of social, political, philosophical, and scientific theories of women and women's studies. Works that are self-identified as feminist, are identified by critics as feminist, or which present a feminist perspective are very important. Materials about issues of special concern to women, such as domestic violence, rape, menopause, body image, and reproductive rights are also important. Works on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues are also purchased on this fund. Biographies on influential women are purchased selectively. Additionally, other materials which might be considered popular, but that deal with the status of the women's movement or with current issues facing Finally, monographs that could be considered "self-help" such as titles on eating disorders, sexual assault, or sexual harassment in the workplace are purchased as funds permit.‖ 6. Example of Gifting/Donation Policy: University of Virginia, Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library E. Fundraising Sources 1. Identify and apply for grants 2. Create Book Budget

3. Private Donations 4. Potential Donors: Friends of WGS 5. Naming of the Library F. Technology/Library Immediate Needs 1. 2. 3. 4.

Copier/Scanner Needed Filing Cabinets Revise Website to Include Library Provide education and training on information technology and electronic resources (for faculty, staff, and students)

G. Collection Evaluation/Assessment: Comparative: Checking Lists or Bibliographies to what is available, purchasing and weeding of the collection can be based on those list. Comparative: Evaluate what the partners of the IIA currently hold and Jackson Library, what relevant materials at UNCG are ―reported missing‖, that could be replaced. Survey: Students, Faculty, Staff, The Women‘s Center, and other campus and community organizations should be asked at least annually for their literary/resource needs. H. Further Needs: 1. Assessment of Collection, the only objective of the Fall 2012 Independent Study Graduate Assistant was not able to accomplish.

* 2. Purchase LGBT History Month 2012 DVD, $25.00 This compilation DVD includes all 31 LGBT History Month 2012 Icon videos plus the two-anda-half-minute overview video. It's perfect for your LGBT History Month celebration! 3. Library World, a combined catalog/automated circulation system, can be purchased at a later date, possible during a time of library expansion during phase planning. Register one or more user accounts for free. Create one or more libraries and give permissions for other users to access a library. Each library subscription is free for up to 30 days. After which time, you can purchase a standard subscription for $425 per year. H. Operation Tools: Catalog: LibraryThing (detailed report separate) Access: Used to Check Items In and Out Enhancements can be purchased for additional monies/I currently have a working relationship and have been in communication with LibraryThing organization. I suggest the following three packages to be considered for purchase. The Catalogue Enhancement and Book Psychic packages offer book recommendations, reader advisory, which can be helpful to students/patrons and can help provide effective bibliotherapy services. They would also further organize they collection as it separates catalog into genres, making books increasingly accessible. The Shelf Browse Package also ties the call number to the cover which will help Librarians during the interlibrary loan gathering process. The books are shelved in the library with the call numbers, however in the catalog that information is embedded into the book description, if this enhancement was in place as the library grew it would be easier to locate both the physical and online book more effectively. LibraryThing Mobile should also be purchased if and when funds were available. As per C&RL NEW JUNE 2012, ―Mobile devices are changing the way information is delivered and accessed. An increasing number of libraries provide services and content delivery to mobile devices. According to the 2011 EDUCAUSE Center for Applied Research study of undergraduate students, 55% of undergraduates students own smartphones, while 62% have iPods, and approximately 21% have a netbook, iPad, or other tablet, More than two-thirds of these students use the devices for academic purposes. Fifty-nine percent use smartphones to get information on the internet, and 24% use them to access library resources. A comparison of the 2009 ECAR study—in which less than 15% of students said they would likely use mobile library services if they were available--shows how quickly the environment is changing.‖ LibraryThing for Libraries offers seven (7) options, suggested purchases include LibraryThing Mobile and the following packages: Catalogue Enhancement Package: Book recommendations: Offer reader's advisory on the spot. Show highquality "recommended" or "similar" books that can be found at your library. Recommendations cover more than 5 million ISBNs.

Tag browsing: Enhance your catalogue with the power and flexibility of searching and browsing your books by tags. Over 85 million tags, more than any other source. Other editions and translations: Link related editions and translations of the same work. ―FRBR‖-ize your catalogue with a few lines of HTML. Shelf Browse Package: Lets your users see where a book sits on your actual shelves, and what‘s near it. It includes the book covers and provides an amazing visual browse of your collection. Includes a mini-browser that sits in your title details page and a full screen version. Uses your call numbers and ties them with cover images to give your patrons the context and serendipity of browsing a physical shelf. Use collections to limit Shelf Browse to a certain collection--YA books, AV, etc., or by location--Health Science library, Fine Arts library, etc. Book Psychic Personalized Recommendation Tool Recommends only titles in your collection Fueled by over 200 million datapoints, from readers on LibraryThing and elsewhere Comers with preset genres like ―Mystery, ―Young Adult‖ and ―New Fiction‖, which can be customized for your library‘s needs and collection

Website/General Information *To create some continuity I used the UNCG Teaching Resource Center website as a template found: Welcome to The Women and Gender Studies Participatory Library and Resource Center Contact Us April Parker Library Graduate Assistant (862) 588-1521 How To Find Us The Library is located in the Curry Building Room 338 Hours for the Women and Gender Studies Library Monday Thru Friday 9am-5pm Hours will vary during holidays and breaks Our Collection Can be viewed on our LibraryThing catalog: Services Intersectionality Information Alliance: A Collaborative Collection Development Program Educational Programming Frequently Asked Questions Who is allowed to check out materials? Any student, faculty, and staff member from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro is allowed to check out materials. Non UNCG affiliates have the opportunity to participate in our Inter-Library Loan program. How many items can I check out at one time?

You are allowed to check out 5 items at one time. **Scanning is available as long as you can adhere to copyright policy*** How long can I have the materials? Circulation ranges from 1-3 weeks, depending on the materials. Items can be renewed by emailing the library contact person. How can I return the borrowed items? All items may be returned to Curry 338 at the drop off bin.***

April Parker Katie Stollery Michael Davis Touger Vang

The Intersectionality Information Alliance: A Collaborative Collection Development Pilot Program.

1. Describe the organization and the industry. (Who are your users?)

The basis of this project does not support just one library, but three. Collaborative Collection Development is based off the idea that libraries work together to share resources and allow its users access to more than their local library‘s offerings. In this project, three libraries are the focus of the CCD plan. They are the Baynard Rustin Center at Guilford College, the Women‘s & Gender Studies Library at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and the Eternal Summer of the Black Feminist Reference & Lending Library. The partnership between these three libraries is significant because it will broaden the resources available at each while being able to maintain the identity and special focus of the individual library. Even though these three libraries focus separately on LGBTQ, women‘s and gender studies, or black feminism, they have many resources that are cross curricular and can benefit all programs through collaborative collection development. Baynard Rustin Center at Guilford College The Baynard Rustin Center for LGBTQA for Activism Education and Reconciliation is a small library (around 400 titles) that supports the center‘s mission of advocating for LGBTQ rights at campus, local, state, and national levels. They want to provide a safe and caring space to allow practical, logistical, and spiritual support for Quaker-based activism. The BRC also focuses on educating by creating programming, classes, and conferences for the community as well as fostering reconciliation of phobias between the heterosexual and LGBTQ communities. The users of this library are students and community members who need resources to assist with studies and research of LQBTQ literature. Women‘s and Gender Studies at UNC Greensboro The women‘s and gender studies program at UNC Greensboro has amassed a 300+ special collection of books to support their growing program. The program‘s central mission is to help students understand and analyze the role that gender, race and class all play in the history of politics, education, art, sports, health, and family. The program started in 1972 as a way of addressing the lack of perspective in curricula outside the scope of privileged men. The program offers an undergraduate major and minor as well as a graduate certificate and MA degree. This library helps support the Women‘s and Gender studies students from undergraduate to postgraduate level. Resources are available to UNCG students and are available to browse on Library Thing ( Eternal Summer of the Black Feminist Reference & Lending Library This library was built out of the personal book collections of Dr. Alexis Gumbs and Julia Wallace. The collection contains fiction, nonfiction, reference, and poetry resources all

pertaining to black feminism, sexuality, and politics. The library is open to community members to research and explore books and articles on topics for the empowerment and inspiration of its users. The lending library is also part of the Eternal Summer of the Black Feminist School that hosts classes, workshops, salons, and after school programs all in support of promoting black feminist thought. The library is open and available to all community members on Sundays or whenever there are events at the Eternal Summer School. Only part of the collection is lendable but all resources are accessible for reviewing or scanning. Information pulled from: BRC website WGS website Eternal Summer Black Feminist Reference & Lending Library Eternal Summer of the Black Feminist Reference & Lending Library brochure


Budgetary projections for the library/service being proposed.

In our proposal, we hope that our Collaborative Collection Development plan for the special libraries will be a truly collaborative effort among the three participants. The proposed budgetary projections will have limited to no cost for the libraries. But in the event that we do not have a truly collaborative effort among the three participants, our budgetary projections should be as followed: Personnel:

We proposed that the first year of coordinating this CCD plan, the Women‘s and Gender Studies Library at UNCG hire a graduate assistant to help coordinated this collaboration. Per UNCG Graduate School, the cost of a Graduate Assistantship is $6,000.00 plus tuition and waiver which comes to $4,399.00 plus a $600 for health insurance. Therefore, the total cost to hire a Graduate Assistant to help runs this CCD will be $10,999.00 per academic year. Postal/Delivery Services: While our CCD plan required check-in and check-out of material between the three partners, we hope to use existing couriers within each of the partners‘ shipping and receiving system. Within the university system, there are already existing couriers that will not cost any additional money to the university among the agreements within the sixteen university campuses. However, in the event that we have to use postal services to ship material back and for, we have decided to contract with Dynamex. Dynamex ( is a local same day delivery between Greensboro and Durham with a reasonable pricing. With a fixed rate, we hope to keep the costs of shipping the collections back and forth as cheap as possible. After contacting Dynamex on their rate, we budget for $8,500.00. This will cover an annual service of delivering collections on a daily basis for a fix time and point-to-point delivery among the three sites. For a total of $19,499.00 for the first academic year, our group hopes to have this CCD plan in place and running among the three site. Funding As per the Collaborative Collection Development a Practical Guide for Your Library, ―Whether consortia are chartered or not, collaboration is a heavily self-supported endeavor. Although many groups report multiple funding arrangements, 75 percent of all projects receive funding from member institutions. Twenty-eight percent receive government funding, and 23 percent have obtained grant funding.‖ Seeking out grants, and other funds is essential to the program. The first funds that the current UNCG WGS Library consultant/intern will apply for the Sally and Alan Cone Student Grant for Special Projects in WGS to support the IIA: CCDP.. The UNCG WGS website advises, “Each year, grants of up to $500 will be awarded to UNCG students to support projects in women’s and gender studies that may require a limited amount of special funding. Possible uses for the grants include, but are not limited to, travel for research or artistic purposes, conference attendance, research/creative project support in the form of supplies, photocopying, payment for laboratory participants or other expenses, or support of a community service project or internship. Preference will be given to those students who have not received the award previously. Students may not receive more than one special projects grant per year. Applications may not be made for reimbursement of expenditures from the past unless the applicant is in a process where expenses related to the project need to be prepaid. Requests for travel must be made prior to the trip.”

3. Your presentation should indicate any specialized needs (software,training, equipment.) that you may want to propose. The Collaborative Collection Development plan, implemented through this project, has a main goal of allowing patron access to these rare resources. The Bayard Rustin Center at Guilford College, The Women & Genders Studies Library at UNCG, and the Eternal Summer of the Black Feminist Reference & Lending are all established centers in their own rights. To accommodate the wonderful selections, each center has specific needs that have to be addressed in order to make sure each patron receives friendly, but accurate services. In relation to software, all three of these libraries feature user friendly library circulation platforms to circulate material. Also, interlibrary loan assistants are vital in making sure that this service is successful. Their services will be the most in demand for making sure that each patron gets access to the resources from each library. While all the libraries feature adequate spaces to house their collective resources, and appropriate technological and equipment choices, the biggest specialized needs would be to further train employees on how to work with patrons on what some may consider ―sensitive‖ materials. To assist with sharing and distribution of resources across the three libraries, each library would benefit from the acquisition of scanners to enable them faster turnover of requests. Training will be necessary of staff that might not be familiar with tools already in place at all three libraries. All three collections utilize the online tool Library Thing for cataloging purposes. Because both the staff and patrons will heavily use this tool at all three libraries, workshops and training will be implemented to ensure ease-of-use for all involved. An example presentation on using the Women‘s and gender studies can be found in the appendix of this document.

4. Indication of what services and benefits the library/service you are proposing is going to provide to the organization. The Pilot Plan Proposal: The Intersectionality Information Alliance (IIA): A Collaborative Collection Development (CCD) Program is proposed to be a pilot program, at least six months to fully experience the mutual benefits of this interlibrary loan system. Essentially, the plan is to create an informal interlibrary loan (ILL) agreement between the UNCG WGS Library, the BRC at Guilford College and the Eternal Summer Lending Library of Durham, all in North Carolina. The ILL arrangement would consist of materials being sought after by the user, requested and conveniently delivered within a reasonable time frame. Ideally, the library consultant/graduate assistant/student worker would be able to travel via car from Guilford College to UNCG and vice versa on a weekly basis, checkout time could be three weeks with one renewal. The potential cost for the exchanges amongst the Eternal Summer Lending Library would be for a courier service delivery.. It makes sense to support the exchange for those materials to be made

electronically and then via mail due to the fact that this community space is also a personal residence and to avoid the public and security concerns this would be an ideal arrangement. Patrons would search collection/locate resources by: · Review LibraryThing catalogs to search · Call libraries with name of the book · Librarians/ Other places can Call with call # and Librarian can shelf read for availability · In Person Shelf Reading for Guilford and UNCG WGS campuses Guilford/WGS uncirculated library items can be used in house · If individuals are off campus, then ILL delivery will be implemented. Afterwards, patrons would then fill out an ILL placed on each participant's website and the institution will send the request accordingly. A library committee consisting of faculty, staff, alumni, and community members should be formed for each organization that is involved. The committee will further develop the collective mission and goals, which in its simplest form should advanced the research and exploration of feminist and queer theory and history. Further purchasing should be based on expressed need, assessment, donation, and as per patron request, potential boundaries regarding collection development could be restricted mildly based on subject expertise. Inquiries, and request should be documented within the checkout logs of each IIA partner. ―Another strategy used by groups in the formative stages of a partnership is to engage the services of a consultant. In 1985, four public library districts in Colorado formed a consortium called APAL (Arapahoe Public Access to Libraries) and hired a contractor to develop a CCD plan. Using ALA‘s Guidelines for Collection Development, librarians worked with the contractor on collection and use analysis. Participants collected data and calculated a budget for cooperative purchases, determining each library‘s level of responsibility for funding.‖ A fuller assessment should be conducted by a library consultant and customer feedback/satisfaction survey should be acquired post the initial launch and then towards the conclusion of the initial pilot time period (suggested six months) and be valued as a vital component of the shared experience. The IIA should plan to meet quarterly, but converse fairly regularly and be excited and committed to do so to display investment and build relationships amongst each other. An informal agreement would be very flexible, negotiable, and subject to change as needed with open dialogue about any necessary changes. All of the organizations described have a fixed space and shelf availability as the collections are housed in an average room size library. Each participant also has only been launched within the last year, and has limited funds for collection building. The IIA will increase each library‘s access to more titles and resources without additional cost, or demand for expansion or relocation. This arrangement is ideal and has potential to result in external funding as unique initiatives are often supported, ―One of the most dramatic advantages of geography is financial: collaboration among academic institutions within a political jurisdiction has proven effective for generating CCD funding…The Minnesota legislature actually mandated formation of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System, reinforcing the fact that when collaboration starts at the level of library funding agents, the potential for success increases dramatically.‖

The very nature of this radically untraditional service seeks to improve a disconnection between local resources, deepen the connection amongst communities that are performing comparable work and support these subject areas. The WGS Library, the Bayard Rustin Center collection, and the Eternal Summer Lending Library all collect marginalized literature, which have been historically hidden amongst larger collections. Building a unified interlibrary loan system is ideal to eradicate counterproductive practices, also ―by continuing to buy separately, we will each buy much less. And, if we do not coordinate, will will probably duplicate each other much more.‖ The IIA: CCD program is a deviation from autonomous collection development which structure alleviates the pressure of attempting to build adequate independent collections. This consortium is ideal as it is formed on the basis of geographic convenience, function, and cross curriculum/disciplinary subjects making for a sustainable optimal endeavor. Furthermore, as educational institutions, it is not responsible to rely on other neighboring colleges and universities to supply all necessary resources. Coming together in this collaborative collection development project will undoubtedly improve access to existing materials, and assist in the communities familiarity of each partners holdings. These monies can in turn be reallocated to support other purchases, services, and programming. All three potential partners have catalogs using LibraryThing. This increases access exponentially as the can be easily listed as ―friend‖ institutions where members/students can view each collection and determine if a necessary source is available at either participating library. After paying the $25 lifetime membership cost, the basic catalog will not cost anything additionally. LibraryThing uses folksonomy, a form of social tagging as a way of classifying books. Participants are able to apply their natural language to ―tag‖ a book as opposed to using very strict and problematic Library of Congress subject headings. The IIA suggested partners all combat subject accessibility issues as it pertains to marginalized literature. Many tags make historically hidden narratives visible what LC subject headings have subsequently suppressed. LC has been criticized for being slow to move on updating subject headings. As communities and individuals alike are reclaiming cultural terminology, and demanding the right to selfidentify without restriction building community resources can assist in creating a collective socio-historical memory, where race, gender, religion, sexuality, gender expression and all of their intersections can be represented. As libraries, our mutual missions is to serve our communities, and at its core values to provide accessible, and diverse materials, and culturally competent and stellar customer service. The collaboration will assist in fulfilling these very basic needs, as a result there will be fewer gaps in our collection if the alternative space holds additional and complementary resources. We cannot be arrogant to think we as stand alone institution can fill the needs of all patrons, they demand is by far too complex, and diverse. That is not realistic, and even the largest libraries have some shortcomings in being reflective of an entire population let alone trying to represent movements of people that consist of minorities within a minority populace. Instead library users will become familiar with several local collections and will be less likely to be turned away by the library as a result of an absent material, in fact they will potentially be more satisfied as it will be readily and expeditiously delivered upon request. Also with increasing trust that libraries will fulfill their needs patrons will develop a sense of trust which will promote the libraries as a community space, and generate a sense of belonging and a ―sense of place‖ as per McMillan and Chavis (1986), ―the four building blocks of a community are membership, influence, integration and fulfillment of needs.‖ Using this concept and foundation for the program will build a stronger community and the libraries will be the heart. The IIA: CCD program is a deviation

from autonomous collection development which structure alleviates the pressure of attempting to build adequate independent collections. This consortium is ideal as it is formed on the basis of geographic convenience, function, and cross curriculum/disciplinary subjects making for a sustainable optimal endeavor.

5. Provide a core list of 25 resources that you would add to this new library or provide as supporting documentation for your new service. For each resource you should have a supporting statement next to it explaining why it is important Arondekar, Anjalis. For the Record: On Sexuality and the Colonial Archive in India Anjalis Arondekars chapters of For The Record: On Sexuality and the Colonial Archive in India addresses what is lost in the records and archives regarding sexuality, pointing out the cultures preference of ―historical invisibility‖. The work traces colonial archives to bring forth the stories of the culture that have been lost due to language, or suppression. The book is urgently needed in the WGS collection as it is a required text for the Critical Sexuality Studies and Queer Theory class.

Baxandall, R. F., and L. Gordon. Dear sisters, dispatches from the women's liberation movement. New York: Basic Books (AZ), 2002. Dear Sisters is a collection of documents such as songs, leaflets, cartoons, position papers that chronicles the history of the womens‘ liberation movement of the 1960‘s and 1970‘s. This work depicts the people, places, and organization that embodied the movements as it applied to health, work and family. This important text is a required text for a core women and gender studies class offered at UNCG, and should be included as a part of the reference section of the library to assure students access to necessary class material. Beam, Joseph. In the Life: A Black Gay Anthology. In the life features 25 essays where writers express two kinds of differences -– both black and gay—in modern day America. Though all different in form of expression, these pieces come together to declare that the contributors are black men who are proudly gay and proud to share their lives, visions and loves.

Braxton, Joanne, and McLaughlin, Andree Nicola (Editors). Wild Women in the Whirlwind: Afra-American Culture and the Contemporary Literary Renaissance. Wild Women is a collection of 20 essays from critics, scholars, and activists honoring the new renaissance of literary work from African-American women. The essays explore everything from historical discussions to critical theory on the important roll of black

American women writers. The book also includes a comprehensive bibliography of works from prominent black writers from 1970 to present. Collins, Patricia Hill. Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Politics of Empowerment. Black Feminist Thought is a must need for these collections. The book is a primer on the history and framework of black feminism. Looking at the work of Angela Davis, Alice Walker, Audre Lorde, and many others, the author provides the reader a rich history of fiction, poetry, and music to explore the revolution that is black feminism. The book is still as relevant today as it was when it was originally published in 1990. Foucault, Michel. The History of Sexuality. 1. New York: Random House, 1978. Michel Foucault argues in this series that during the eighteenth and nineteenth century ―peoples identities became increasingly tied to their sexuality‖. The first volume, The Will to Knowledge explores his argument that sexuality was discussed heavily during the 17th to mid-20th century contrary to what the ―repressive hypothesis‖ of western society upholds. This work is necessary because it too is a required text for a core class and should be readily accessible to all students and a part of the reserve section of the library. Furthermore, to offer documentation of contrast of the majority perspective will trouble the lens of those who were socialized to believe one central perspective. Gates, Henry Louis (Editor) . Reading Black, Reading Feminist: A Critical Anthology Libraries looking for a comprehensive work on African-American women‘s writing need this anthology in their collection. The book offers perspectives not only from AfricanAmerican women, but from contributors of various races, genders, and sexualorientations. The book provides in-depth analysis of 18th century poetry to new thought on Alice Walker‘s The Color Purple, and everything in between. Grahn, Judy. Another Mother Tongue: Gay Words, Gay Worlds. Judy Grahn‘s book focuses on the history and folklore of queer culture. She investigates the enormous oppression and marginalization of queer culture throughout history while also telling moving stories about queer tradition and ancestors. The book looks at the past, but also the future of where queer society is moving within the context of heterosexual culture. Halperin, David M. One Hundred Years of Homosexuality: and Other Essays on Greek Love. Halperin's subject is the erotic nature between men in ancient Greece. Arguing that the modern concept of "homosexuality" is an inadequate tool for the interpretation of these features of sexual life in antiquity, Halperin offers an alternative account that accords

greater prominence to the indigenous terms in which sexual experiences were constituted in the ancient Mediterranean world. Hewitt, N. A. No permanent waves, recasting histories of u.s. feminism. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers Univ Pr, 2012. Print. This work is a compilation of seventeen essays (both original and reprinted) addresses aspects of the women‘s movements in the United States throughout the early nineteenth century to present day. This book not only depicts the history of U.S feminism but also illuminates several diverse perspectives and new evidence on how time, race, religion, class, sexuality, occupation and generation relates to feminism. This important text is a required text for a core women and gender studies class offered at UNCG, and should be included as a part of the reference section of the library to assure students access to necessary class material. Also, this book is significant as it questions the application of the ―wave concept‖ and its inability to be inclusive of the entire movements‘ complexities, topics include hip-hop feminism, sex work, and religion which are often omitted from academic writing. Nelson, Emmanuel. Critical Essays: Gay and Lesbian Writers of Color. A first of its kind, this book systematically explores the literature of gay and lesbian writers of color in the United States The work challenges the marginalization and tokenization of gay men and lesbians of color in the dominant academic discourses by focusing exclusively on the imaginative work of gay and lesbian writers of color. Puar, Jasbir K. Terrorist Assemblages: Homonationalism In Queer Times. Duke University Press Books, 2007. The author of this text brings forth the correlation between terrorism and sexuality. Uniquely writing about how race, gender, nation, class, and ethnic as they relate to securitization, counterterrorism and nationalism. The book utilizing both transnational feminist and queer theory, technoscience criticism and several other supportive concepts as framework and films, television, queer media, activist organizing materials, and many other primary sources to bring this to life. WGS uses this extremely fascinating literature as a part of their course work, WGS can appreciate having this text as a staple within their collection.

Reti, Irene. Childless By Choice- A Feminist Anthology. With pieces ranging from narrative, to short story, to poetry, this anthology approaches this complex and sensitive subject of being woman and childless from a positive, feminist perspective. The writing here is by women of diverse backgrounds and ages.

Roberts, Dorothy. Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics, and Big Business Re-create Race in the Twenty-First Century. This book focuses on how people‘s DNA and genomes are being used as a way to classify and further divide human diversity by race. Roberts, a leading law and social justice expert, explores how new science and biotechnology is furthering brutality against minorities in a allegedly post-racial America. This book will provide thought provoking analysis to issues of race and diversity in a scientific manner. Smith, Barbara. Home Girls: A Black Feminist Anthology. The pioneering anthology Home Girls features writings by Black feminist and lesbian activists on topics both provocative and profound. Since its initial publication in 1983, it has become an essential text on Black women's lives and writings. This edition features an updated list of contributor biographies and an all-new preface that provides a fresh assessment of how Black women's lives have changed-or not-since the book was first published. 6. Use articles, books, websites from the literature of the profession or industry you have chosen to support your arguments. Most certainly including justification from the special library field and ideally, and where possible, from existing descriptions of special libraries which have some similarity to what you are proposing. Similar programs have been mentioned as early as the 19th century, ―local lending arrangements have been documented as early as 1851, and formal cooperative cataloging ventures date at least to 1876.‖ Special libraries particularly have been able to create and sustain very successful collaborative collections, for example, ―exemplifying CCD in the subject of law, six libraries from the Whatcom County [Washington] Legal Materials Group for the express purpose of strengthening collections. The group composed of two special, two public, and two academic libraries, received grant funds to acquire print materials and database access. Participants produced a brochure publicizing their services and demonstrated service improvements through formal evaluation.‖ There are models that have proven to be ideal for these arrangements. Particularly the decentralized distributive model which can be informal agreements amongst the partners. Participants decide their selection, and budgets. Each library houses their own materials and then also agree to share materials in the collection that the deem lendable, however, they also can share special collections that they would not usually circulate. Usually this model does require a central catalog. An example of this model is used in the Information Alliance (University of Kentucky, University of Tennessee, Vanderbilt University). Libraries can select a subject, or any other characteristics and make further agreements based on that. ―Area studies appear to form the surest path to success in collaborative print collection development, at least among large academic libraries. Incentives for cooperation may be stronger in these fields because building intensive multidisciplinary collections covering beyond the means of the most wellfinanced libraries. Prospects for reaching agreement on collecting responsibilities are doubtlessly

strengthened in focus areas that lend themselves to organization by material type. The Triangle Research Libraries discovered early in their collaborative history that diving collecting responsibilities geographically worked well for all parties. Duke and North Carolina have long shared in developing research-level collections on Latin America; each acquires specialized resources from assigned countries.‖

ALL QUOTES FROM THIS CITATION Burgett, James, Linda L. Phillips, and John M. Haar. Collaborative Collection Development: A Practical Guide for Your Library. Chicago: American Library Association, 2004. Print. Appendix Women‘s and gender studies training presentation

UNCG Women and Gender Studies/ WGS Librarian/ Library and Information Science Advanced Special Library Independent Study and Fellowship Programs In order for the library to be sustainable and successful we at UNCG can benefit into collaborating with the Master of Library and Information Studies Program and offer an independent study to a graduate student each semester. This will provide regular library staffing and ongoing support. An announcement for the internship opportunity can be made each semester. This can easily be coordinated by contacting: Department of Library and Information Studies The University of North Carolina at Greensboro 446A School of Education Building, PO Box 26170 Greensboro, NC 27402-6170 Department Chair, Dr. Clara Chu :, 336-334-3481 Professor/Director of Graduate Studies/Academic Advisor, And/or Dr. Julia Hersberger:, 336-334-3482

Innagural Semester Independent Study Syllabus: April Parker Internship 2012 Job Duties: Maintain Regular Library Office Hours Initiated MLIS/WGS Independent Study Program Collaboration Initiated and Founded Collaborative Collection Development Program, acted as a liason between all involved parties including but not limited to: UNCG WGS Department and Library committee, Guilford College LGBTQ coordinator, and those from The Eternal Summer Black Feminist Mind Lending Library. Curated Read Out Loud exhibit both physical display and online photo essay Develop library procedures, policies, and strategic planning Organize collections of books and reference materials for convenient access Organized Library-sponsored lectures and events, and mounting exhibitions Cataloged and organized collection utilizing LibraryThing Oversaw and trained new workers in library procedures and policies Created outreach programming that was WGS library specific : Book Talks, Zine Workshop/Quarterly Distribution, LGBTQ History Month exhibit/events, Cataloging events, Book Club. Maintained relationship with marketers from LibraryThing to acquire potential system enhancement. Tools/Products created by April Parker: Electron Presentation How to catalog the WGS Library using Librarything Video/Screen Ways to use ILL tool/video Donation of Read out loud exhibit, UNCG WGS and Multicultural Resource Center cosponsored physical exhibit displaying MRC March-May, artist talk April 3, 2012. Online photo essay Designed or organized programming: Book Talks, Zine Workshop/Quarterly Distribution, LGBTQ History Month exhibit/events, Cataloging events, Book Club. Created Library outreach/flyers Workshop LGBTQ literature research/information literacy session Graduate Student Staff Training in Library Procedures/Handling

Participate in WGS hosted SEWSA conference April 2013 Created how-to catalog using Librarything as training materials and informational screencasts about the Intersectionality Information Alliance

April Parker 2013 Internship (in addition to ongoing maintenance) Project Manager of the Intersectionality Information Alliance WGS Library Webmaster Assemble and arrange display materials Provided Information literacy instruction for those interested in research pertaining to the LGBTQ population Research/apply for grants/funding opportunities Host/Organize events Conduct workshops Design Assessment tools

Potential Job Description Moving Forward (as above if ongoing action needed) Conduct Assessment Maintain Website Create additional programming support and services Maintain Regular Library Hours Maintain circulation/acquisition of materials/cataloging Maintain handling of Intersectional Information Alliance ILL Program Create own unique library project (including but not limited to displays, events, exhibit) Perform outreach on the libraries behalf Train Student Staff/Faculty as needed Support students, faculty, and staff with research efforts Other task as assigned or as needed Keep library up to date on LIS products/information example: transliteracy

Assist in cataloging the EBFMLL collection April Parker Advanced Special Collections Independent Study Library Consultant for the UNCG Women and Gender Studies Department


Move an under-utilized departmental library into an integrated and circulating collection. Contribute to the visibility, sustainability, and effectiveness of such a collection. Collaborate with students, faculty/staff, community members, and alternative libraries doing comparable work in order to meet overall objective.

Assist Visitors with Library

Remotely via email/chat; during office hours of Friday 9am-12pm (Fall 2012)

ReadOUTloud- (photo exhibit)

Develop, coordinate, and execution of exhibit, assist with publicity for exhibit Upon completion of exhibit some prints will be given to the library.

Cataloging and Organizing Existing Collection

Utilization of and OCLC


Generate methods of outreach that is department specific Collaborate with the Black Feminist Mind of the Eternal Summer Lending Library located in Durham, NC

Strategic Planning

Naming/fundraising. Assist with creation of mission, collection development policy, and the library‘s goals, etc.

Collection Development

Reach out to department to acquire all syllabi and create a reserve section of the library to make materials/textbooks accessible. Perform an assessment on the collection and determine voids/disparities Create a bibliography of suggested readings for purchase Explore Cindy Ingold‘s determined methods as per:

Ingold, Cindy, ―Strategies for Building GLBT Collections: Experiences from a Large Research University.‖ GLBT ALMS Conference: An International Conference for Professionals from GLBT Archives, Libraries, Museums, and Special Collections, Minneapolis, MN: May 20, 2006. Ingold, Cindy and Patricia A. Scott, ―Invisible Collections within Women‘s Studies: Practical Suggestions for Access and Assessment.‖ Continuity and Transformation: The Promise of Confluence, ACRL 7th National Conference, Pittsburgh, PA: March 31, 1995.

Attend Staff Meetings and department events


Librarian Activism- ―What is the relationship between theory and activism to feminism and academic library‖

Bibliotherapy and Minorities as cultural specific method of care

****Note: The only objective on this syllabus that was not achieved was: Perform an assessment on the collection and determine voids/disparities Create a bibliography of suggested readings for purchase However, developed the Inter-Library Loan System. Collection still needs to be assessed. Research see bibliography included in Strategic Plan included: pg 74 subject Access and responsibility from equity to outreach innovative models of library policy and practice robin Osborne 2004 American Library Association Chicago edited. Folksonomy Queer theory Collaborative collection development Smart mob: The next generation

Tentative Phasing Spring 2013: Develop Library Committee April Parker: Circulation, Website/LibraryThing Orientation, Zine Workshop/Creation/Distribution, Zine Collection Cataloged Library Specific Programming: Book Talks Training Graduate Assistants on library procedures **Pending Funds***Creation of Reserve Section Summer/Fall 2013 Catalog enhancements Initial Discussions/Planning amongst IIA: Collaborative Collection Development Pilot Program Library Committee Responsibilities Review Strategic Plan, Policies, Procedures Participate in IIA handlings (procedures, discussions, decisions) Review Candidates for Library Assistant via Fellowship applicants, and/or UNCG Master of Library and Information students Become Trained/Versed in Library Happenings, and Procedures Work with potential donors Naming the Library Additional task as needed or to be discussed, this is all tentative

Library Committee to Include WGS/LIS faculty, staff, and students (at least 2 from each group)

UNCG Women and Gender Studies Strategic Plan  

Independent Study. Enclosed: strategic plan, original mission statement and vision, program, and collection development plans, pilot proposa...

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