Thursday, March 20, 2014

Women's History Month 2014

Check out the library display and corresponding Pinterest board for a few of the UHS Library's nonfiction titles on women's achievements and history and fiction titles featuring realistic women and girls. If you're looking for more, visit these sites.
  • Women's History Month: A collaboration between the Library of Congress, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Gallery of Art, the National Park Service, the Smithsonian, the Holocaust Memorial Museum, and the National Archives that brings together resources and exhibits focused on women's history from all of those institutions. 
  • Smithsonian Education's Women's History Teaching Resources: More resources and collections from the Smithsonian.
  • ALIC Women: More resources and primary sources from the National Archives.
  • National Women's History Museum: An online museum dedicated to women's history, featuring a number of online exhibits.
  • UN Women: A look at what the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women is doing around the world.
  • #SheDocs Online Film Festival: An annual online film festival. Check out 12 documentaries focusing on women and their achievements free online during March.
  • Makers: Following last year's PBS documentary Makers: The Women Who Make America, the project is still going strong with videos in which women from all walks of life share their stories.
  • The Ada Initiative: Named for mathematician and computer programmer Ada Lovelace, whose life story you should absolutely go read right now if her name is unfamiliar, the Ada Initiative works to help women and girls succeed in the technology field and change cultural attitudes about women in technology.