Special Series: Feminist Librarianship & Technology
EXTENDED DEADLINE: Pitches due Monday, November 12th. Drafts due Wednesday, November 28th.
Lady Science is looking for pitches for a special series on feminist librarianship and technology that will run this December. We want to hear from librarians, archivists, preservationists, and practitioners in related fields about how intersectional feminist perspectives can impact stewardship of information and information technology, especially at a moment when technology is rapidly changing the field. We are also interested in hearing how these perspectives can shape the work and worldview of library/archive users, including academics, journalists, teachers, communities, and the general public.
Potential topics might include, but certainly aren’t limited to: digital literacy and social justice activism, the impact of new technology on a traditionally “pink collar” field, ethics of digital preservation, or the role of technology and feminism in school or public libraries. We want to hear from practitioners who work in a variety of roles and in a broad range of institutions, from tiny, specialized collections, to major research libraries, to community children’s libraries.
Get your pitches in by Friday, November 9th! Pitches should be about three paragraphs and should include details about what your essay will cover. Send pitches and any links to previous writing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Essays will be due Wednesday, November 24. We pay $50 per essay.