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Collection Development in Women and Gender Studies: A Bibliography


The following is a brief bibliography of materials relating to issues of women and gender studies collection development. Topics include collection assessment, the history of women and gender studies serials, women and gender studies in the Library of Congress classification, and information access. Most works focus on women and gender studies librarianship within the United States.

Association of College and Research Libraries, Women's Studies Section, Collection Development and Bibliography Committee. Women's Studies Collection Development Policies . Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries, 1992.

Boere, Marianne. "Managing a Women's Periodicals Collection in a Women's Library." The Serials Librarian 33.1-2 (1998): 239-246.

Bolton, Brooke A.. "Women's Studies Collections: A Checklist Evaluation." The Journal of Academic Librarianship 35.3 (2009): 221-226.

Boxer, Marilyn. "Unruly Knowledge: Women's Studies and the Problem of Disciplinarity." NWSA Journal 12 (Summer 2000): 119-129.

Capek, Mary Ellen S., (ed.). A Women's Thesaurus: An Index of Language Used to Describe and Locate Information By and About Women . New York: Harper & Row, 1987.

Clink, Kellian D. "The IOLS as a Collection Development Tool: Women's Studies at Mankato State University." In IOLS '92: Integrated Online Library Systems, Learned Information . New York: 7th Conference on Integrated Library Systems, 1992. 75-80.

Conway, Meghan, Stephanie Gonder, and Michele Butler. "Women's Studies in Academic Library Collections." Current Studies in Librarianship 19 (Spring/Fall 1995): 70-84.

Davis-Kahl, Stephanie.  "The Case for Chick Lit in Academic Libraries." Collection Building 27.1 (2008): 18-21.

Denda, Kayo. "Beyond Subject Headings." Library Resources & Technical Services 49.4 (Oct. 2005): 266-75.

Dickstein, Ruth, Victoria A. Mills, and Ellen J. Waite, (eds.). Women in LC's Terms: A Thesaurus of Library of Congress Subject Headings Relating to Women . Phoenix: Oryx, 1988.

Drenthe, Gusta. "The Dutch Women's Thesaurus: A Tool for Cooperation Between Women's Collections in the Netherlands and Belgium." Women's Studies International Forum 16.4 (July 1993): 437.

Dryden, Sherre H. "Building a Women's Studies Library with No Curriculum, Budget or Administrative Support." Feminist Teacher 3.2 (Winter 1988): 10-13.

Emery, Mark W. "Considerations Regarding Women's Studies Collection Development in Academic Libraries." Collection Management 10.1-2 (1988): 85-94.

Faries, Cynthia. "Collection Evaluation in Women's Studies: One Model for Learning the Process." Collection Building 13.4 (1994): 1-7.

Feminist Collections: A Quarterly of Women’s Studies Resources.  Madison, WI: Women’s Studies Librarian’s Office, University of Wisconsin System.  Each issue review print, electronic, and audio-visual resources for women’s studies.

Fleming, Adonna and Jan Squire Whitfield. "Mining Prospector: Enhancing Collection Development in Women's Studies." Colorado Libraries 27.2 (Summer 2001): 38-41.

Freedman, Jenna. “Grrrl Zines in the Library.”  Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 35.1 (2009): 52-59.

Gerhard, Kristin H. Women's Studies Serials: A Quarter-Century of Development. New York: Haworth Press, 1998.

Gerhard, Kristin, Trudi Jacobson, and Susan Williamson. "Indexing Adequacy and Interdisciplinary Journals." College & Reseaerch Libraries 54.2 (March 1993): 125-133.

Gerhard, Kristin, Mila Su, and Charlotte Rubens. "An Empirical Examination of Subject Headings for Women's Studies Core Materials." College & Research Libraries 59.2 (March 1998): 130-138.

Gilley, Jennifer. "Women's Studies Information-Seeking: A State of the Union Address." NWSA Journal 19, no. 2 (Summer 2007): 220-229.

Gilley, Jennifer. "Writings of the Third Wave: Young Feminists in Conversation." Reference & User Services Quarterly 44.3 (Spring 2005): 187-98.

Huston, Mary M. and Rita Yribar. "Women's Knowing and Knowing Women: Instructional Lessons from Collection Development." Research Strategies 9 (Spring 1991): 77-86.

Ingold, Cindy. "Women and Gender Studies Internet Reference Resources: A Critical Overview." Journal of Library Administration 43.3-4: 103-17.

Ingold, Cindy. "Women's Studies Databases: A Critical Comparison of Three Databases for Core Journals in Women and Gender Studies." Library Trends 56, no. 2 (Fall 2007): 449-468.

Intner, Sheila and Elizabeth Futas. "The Role and Impact of Library of Congress Classification on the Assessment of Women's Studies Collections." Library Acquisitions 20 (Fall 1996): 267-79.

Jesudason, Melba. "Building a Women's Studies Reading Area Collection: University of Wisconsin-Madison, College Library Experience." Reference Service Review 20.1 (1992): 81-93.

Johnson, Matt. "Transgender Subject Access: History and Current Practice." Cataloging and Classification Quarterly 48.8 (2010): 661-683.

Johnson, Susan. "Using Information Technology to Improve Collection Management." Library Computing 18.2 (1999): 98-104.

Kerr, Sharon Hybki and George D. Oberle. "Women's Resources: Sites of Interest." College and Research Libraries News 66.5 (May 2005): 366-70.

Kowal, Kimberly C. and Deborah K. Ultan. "BiblioFemina: A Panel Discussion on Women in Publishing, Bookselling, and Librarianship." Library Collections, Acquisitions, and Technical Services 28.1 (April 2004): 93-105.

Krikos, Linda A., Ingold, Cindy, and Catherine Loeb. Women's Studies: A Recommended Bibliography. Westport, Conn: Libraries Unlimited, 2004.

Lee, Hur-Li. "Activism in Library Development: Women's Studies at Rutgers University, 1970-1995." Libraries & Culture 37.4 (Fall 2002): 339-362.

Lee, Hur-Li. Toward a Reconceptu[a]lization of Collection Development: A Study of the Collecting of Women's Studies Materials by a University Library System. Diss. Rutgers U. 1997.

Lent, Robin. "Women's Studies Journals: Getting the Collection Right." The Serials Librarian 35.1-3 (1998): 45-58.

Magnuson, Marta L. "Electronic Women's Grey Literature in Academic Libraries." Collection Building 28.3 (2009): 92-97.

Manoff, Marlene. "Tools for Feminist and Women's Studies Scholars in Literature: Issues and Problems." In Bibliography in Literature, Folklore, Language and Linguistics: Essays on the Status of the Field. David William Foster and James R. Kelly, (eds.). Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, 2003. 48-69.

Mason, Kären M., and Tanya Zanish-Belcher. "Raising the Archival Consciousness: How Women's Archives Challenge Traditional Approaches to Collecting and Use, Or, What's in a Name?." Library Trends 56, no. 2 (Fall 2007): 344-359.

Olson, Hope A. "How We Construct Subjects: A Feminist Analysis." Library Trends 56, no. 2 (Fall 2007): 509-541.

Osterman, Anne Charlotte. Collections Supporting Women's Studies Majors in the United States. Thesis U. of NC at Chapel Hill 2002.

Pattison, Laura B. "Acquisition of Feminist Books in Community College and Public Libraries: A Discussion and a Study." In Multicultural Acqusitions. Karen Parrish, Bill Katz, and William A. Katz, (eds.). New York: Haworth Press, 1993.

Pritchard, Sarah M. RLG Conspectus: Women's Studies . Mountain View, CA: Research Libaries Group, 1990.

Rentfrow, Daphnée. "Thematic Research Collections and Women's Studies." Women's Studies International Forum 29.3 (May 2006): 307-16.

Rogers, Margaret. "Are We on Equal Terms Yet? Subject Headings Concerning Women in LCSH, 1975-1991." Library Resources and Technical Services 37 (April 1993): 181-196.

Searing, Susan E. "Biographical Reference Works for and about Women, from the Advent of the Women's Liberation Movement to the Present: An Exploratory Analysis." Library Trends 56, no. 2 (Fall 2007): 469-493.

Searing, Susan E. and Joan Ariel. "Women's Studies." In Selection of Library Materials in Applied and Interdisciplinary Fields. Beth J. Shapiro and John Whaley, (eds.). Chicago: American Library Association, 1987.

Starr, Mary Jane. "Feminisms and print culture, 1830–1940: Guide to selected Canadian web resources." Women's Studies International Forum 29, no. 3 (May 2006): 326-329

Thomas, William J. and Leigh Younce. "Investigating Women's Studies Core Journals: Librarians' Tools, Citations, and Speculations."  In Charleston Conference Proceedings 2007.  Beth R. Bernhardt, Tim Daniels, and Kim Steinle (eds.).  Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited, 2008.

Wells, Corri Elizabeth. "Towards a Poetics for Collecting Poetry by Women." Collection Building 12.1-2 (1993): 54-59.

Westbrook, Lynn. "Information Access Issues for Interdisciplinary Scholars: Results of a Delphi Study on Women's Studies Research." Journal of Academic Librarianship 23.3 (May 1997): 211-217.

Westbrook, Lynn. "Information Needs and Experiences of Scholars in Women's Studies: Problems and Solutions." College & Research Libraries 64.3 (May 2003): 192-209.

Westbrook, Lynn. "Using Periodicals in Women's Studies: The Faculty Experience." In Women's Studies Serials: A Quarter-Century of Development . Kristen H. Gerhard, (ed.). New York: Haworth Press, 1993.

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