Magazine article Feminist Collections: A Quarterly of Women's Studies Resources

From the Editors

Magazine article Feminist Collections: A Quarterly of Women's Studies Resources

From the Editors

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As you may know, the UW Gender and Women's Studies Librarian is also a named co-editor of Feminist Collections, in a role that is generally more advisory than hands-on. This column is most often drafted by the hands-on editor (yours truly), but sometimes by the librarian, and sometimes it's jointly written. In this issue, our new librarian--Karla J. Strand--introduces herself in a separate piece (see pp. ii--iii), and I'll do my usual thing here.

First, I want to welcome Karla to the office--in print! It is wonderful to have her here at the helm, and I'm looking forward to years of collaboration, laughter, and creative problem-solving. I'm already inspired by her enthusiasm for reference inquiries and her facility with budget spreadsheets! I'm also fascinated by Karla's work about and in South Africa, and eager to know more about that.

Another new staff member, Lachrista Greco, recently came on board as our publications associate. Lachrista, who has a master's degree in gender and women's studies, has already produced an issue of Feminist Periodicals for us and is nearly done with another. Soon she'll be managing our subscription database and coordinating bulk mailings as well.

Two new-to-us undergraduates also joined the crew this year: Mel Dombek and Emily Wessing are doing great work under the guidance of library & information studies graduate student Bess Beck. And we're privileged to have an intern this semester from our Department of Gender & Women's Studies: Claire Vriezen, a senior double-majoring in GWS and biochemistry, is heading up our social media efforts. …

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