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Building a women's studies reading area collection: University of Wisconsin‐Madison, College Library experience

Melba Jesudason (Senior academic librarian, College Library, University of Wisconsin‐Madison.)

Reference Services Review

ISSN: 0090-7324

Article publication date: 1 January 1992

Abstract

Over the last two decades, women's issues such as education, employment, pay equity, sexuality, lifestyle, housing, economics, environmental safety, health, child‐rearing practices, reproductive rights, military service, and criminal justice have become a major focus of public policy at every level. There has been equal interest about women of various ethnic backgrounds, women in other countries, and women's writing. There have been burgeoning social and political demands for research, scholarship, and activism on women‐related topics. To meet these demands, universities and colleges started interdisciplinary women's studies programs. Sheila Tobias, a leading scholar in the field of women's studies, defines it this way:

Citation

Jesudason, M. (1992), "Building a women's studies reading area collection: University of Wisconsin‐Madison, College Library experience", Reference Services Review, Vol. 20 No. 1, pp. 81-93. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb049149

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