Brenda J. Marston, Feminst, Gender, & Sexuality Program Liaison and Women's Studies Selector. 5-3530.
Since Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies (FGSS) is fundamentally interdisciplinary, cutting across geographic, time, and discipline boundaries, numerous specialists are involved in selecting appropriate material for the Library. The role of the Women’s Studies Selector is to facilitate communication between FGSS faculty and students and the appropriate library selectors. She/he also manages the Women’s Studies fund and selects a significant portion of library material on Women's Studies and feminism.
The selector is responsible for material in two broad categories:
(1) General, theoretical, or internationally comparative works in Women’s Studies and feminism; and
(2) Social science materials relating to feminism and Women’s Studies from the fields of economics, sociology, political science, and military and peace studies from the Anglo world, which in order of priority, includes: the U.S., Canada, Great Britain (including Ireland), Australia, New Zealand, and Oceania (Fiji, South Pacific Islands).
The Women’s Studies Selector primarily purchases English language materials, but occasionally buys texts in other languages, as needed, for the categories above.
The Social Sciences selector is responsible for works about sexuality and gender in these disciplines, as well as general theoretical works on those topics.
Area selectors bring in Women's Studies material about other regions. Selectors for ILR have primary responsibility for women and work, and selectors for anthropology, history, education, psychology, the humanities, and the sciences choose Women's Studies material for those areas.
The Women’s Studies Selector is responsible for materials relating to historical periods after 1540. The History selector covers women in the medieval period and the Classics selector covers antiquity.
The Women’s Studies Selector also will pick up anything that falls between categories and does not logically go to any one selector.
LC Class Description ECS CCI
GV1111.5 Sports and self defense for women 2 2
HN49.W6 Women according to Sociology -- 4 4
through HQ767 includes social history, sexual life and
erotica; bisexuality; lesbianism; prostitution,
sex tourism; wives, mothers, surrogate mothers;
HQ1101-2030 Feminism (everything except 4 4
area studies and studies of men/masculinity)
sections of HV Women with disabilities; criminals; 3 3
victims of crime, including rape, assault,
abuse; policewomen and prisoners
HX546 Women and communism/socialism 4 4
Sections of Z that deal with these areas
RG1-500 Medical and Health Sciences--Gynecology 2 2
RT Nursing 2 2
RG Obstetrics 2 2
RA564 Public health--women’s services 3 3
U, UA, UB Women and the military 3+ 3+
JX1965 Women and peace movements 3 4
JX4211 Nationality, citizenship of women 4 4
JF, JK Political science, women’s rights etc. 3+ 3+
Rev. April 2004