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Today in History: World Population Day 

Sloan Wayland and Jane Boorstein are two significant Teachers College members who come to mind when reflecting on the problem of our world's population. Both ambassadors for social change who sought to make a deep difference through education, I met the former who quietly sought a home for his research collection in the field of population …

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Today in History: Leta Hollingworth Is Born 

At least twice a year pre-schoolers from the Hollingworth Center at Teachers College come visit the library, bearing sprinkled sugar cookies each December and posies in ribbon each May. We'll stumble upon a group intently perusing the children's literature section on the second floor in the Fall, and hear little voices singing traditional American folk …

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Woman Interrupted: A New Everett Cafe Book Display 

A cultural icon of World War II, Rosie the Riveter represented women, including mothers, who worked in factories and shipyards to support the war effort, and then served to symbolize feminism and women's economic power. But despite solid efforts towards equality, women still face all kinds of disparity throughout their working and personal lives, be they office workers, doctors, …

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Today in History: Nixon Signs the Higher Education Act 

Planning our trip to the AAU National Track and Field Championships this July, I find myself wondering how sport and athletics might affect the future of my kids on their educational journey. Will there be opportunities, or impossibilities, due to higher levels of competition amid increasing financial costs? For my eldest, college is a mere …

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ACRL Women and Gender Studies Core Books Database 

I thought I'd alert everyone that the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), which is a group within the American Libraries Association (ALA), has released their Core Books list on Women and Gender Studies on LibraryThing, which makes the lists arguably more accessible, viewer friendly, and interactive (if you too have a LibraryThing account).  …

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Primary research on reproductive health: Using the Guttmacher Institute 

If you are a student or faculty member in the health sciences, or incorporating research on women's reproductive health into your work, you may want to know about the Guttmacher Institute.  Guttmacher's mission is to "advance sexual and reproductive health and rights through an interrelated program of research, policy analysis and public education designed to …

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Women in Literary Arts 

VIDA, Women in Literary Arts, an organization that promotes and advocates for women writers, released their annual “Count” this past week. To create the Count, VIDA members scanned the bylines of a handful of top literary magazines and counted the women’s verses men’s bylines to make visual what so many of us have known, intuitively, …

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Stories by Women, a selection 

How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes! -Maya Angelou As a teacher, it was always a challenge for me to come up with meaningful projects for women’s history month. Of course, I did the obvious things:  read alouds on books about "important" women, posted timelines of important events …

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Y: The Last Man 

Title: Y : the last man. , Motherland Author: Brian K. Vaughan Publisher: New York : Vertigo/DC Comics, c2007 Check It OutPN6728.Y3 V38 2007 From the Publisher: Y: THE LAST MAN, winner of three Eisner Awards and one of the most critically acclaimed, best-selling comic books series of the last decade, is that rare example …

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