Document 10 is a news release from the Task Force on Women (TFW) to all ALA units describing the changes to the job roster. The news release provided data on how many institutions had listed jobs and what types of institutions these included. It noted a lack of job listings from special and public libraries noting, "The lack of public or special library listings is of particular concern--attributable most likely to limited time or resources for nationwide recruitment by smaller libraries, or a lack of awareness about the existence of the TFW BULLETIN BOARD on the part of library trustees or administrators." The newsletter also suggested that there may have been a less well-defined commitment to affirmative action from these types of institutions.
TASK FORCE ON WOMEN
TASK FORCE ON WOMEN
The SRRT Task Force on Women's biweekly joblist, the TFW BULLETIN BOARD is entering its second year of publication. The BULLETIN BOARD is intended as an affirmative action oriented publication of above-beginning level library job vacancies, which is sent mainly to women subscribers who are in the market for supervisory, management, administrative or specialist library positions.
As of July 15, 87 institutions had listed 206 jobs. More specifically, 73 academic or research libraries sent 184 job notices for publication; 5 public libraries listed 7 positions; 2 special libraries sent in 3 notices; there were 4 listings from 3 other types of library-oriented organizations and 8 job notices of a non-library nature. The lack of public and special library listings is of particular concern--attributable most likely to limited time or resources for nationwide recruitment by smaller libraries, or a lack of awareness about the existence of the TFW BULLETIN BOARD on the part of library trustees or administrators. It possibly indicates a less well-defined committment toward affirmative action on the part of some public libraries as compared with their academic counterparts.
Publication of job notices in the BB is free to employers. TFW requests that the listing include adequate information about the job, including an indication of the salary range and an application deadline. Approximately 200 women and institutions have sent for 6 month subscriptions to the BULLETIN BOARD, with about 110 to 120 subscribers receiving the job list at any given time.
Liz Dickinson, who got the publication off the ground for TFW, reports a triumvirate of women from Philadelphia will take over as co-editors effective immediately. They are Janette Neal, Holly Lucas and Meg Randall. Women or institutions that wish to subscribe for 6 months (12 issues) are requested to send a $5 donation to: Janette Neal, Education, Philosophy and Religion Dept., Free Library of Philadelphia, Logan Square, Philadelphia, PA 19103. Employers should send job notices for listing to the same address.
Submitted for publication by
former TFW Roster Coordinator
c/o Technical Services Division
Hennepin County Library
7001 York Avenue South
Edina, MN 55435