BiblioFemina: A panel discussion on women in publishing, bookselling, and libraries

Kimberly C. Kowal, Deborah K. Ultan

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A panel discussion was held at the University of Minnesota to explore how librarians, publishers, and booksellers advance access to women's literature. Using the Twin Cities area of Minnesota as a model, the program brought together five professionals representing university and public libraries and socially conscious publishing and bookselling. The group addressed issues associated with the production, selection, and access to women's literature. Three conditions came to light, revealing the complexities of each function, the impact of contemporary trends, and the necessity of cooperation among publishers, booksellers, and librarians.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)93-105
Number of pages13
JournalLibrary Collections, Acquisition and Technical Services
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2004

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Funding for the event was provided by a Special Grant from the Office for University Women, University of Minnesota. We also thank the University of Minnesota Libraries and the speakers whose expertise made the project possible: Karen Chernyaev, Kim Clarke, Anne Czarniecki, Renée Reed, and Barb Wieser.


  • Bookselling
  • Feminism
  • Libraries
  • Publishing
  • Women's literature


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