SILS alumna, Kelly Wooten, co-edits "Make Your Own History: Documenting Feminist and Queer Activism in the 21st Century"

September 13, 2012

Kelly WootenUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science graduate Kelly Wooten (MSLS 2002; BA 1999) recently co-edited the book Make Your Own History: Documenting Feminist and Queer Activism in the 21st Century (Litwin Books, 2012) with Lyz Bly, which addresses the practical and theoretical challenges and advantages of researching, documenting and archiving recent and contemporary activists in the feminist and queer movements.

In this volume, activists, archivists, librarians and scholars address the following issues and topics:

  • The practical material challenges of documenting and archiving contemporary activism
  • Theoretical perspectives and conversations; online communities and communications
  • "Third wave" feminism/youth and queer cultures/subcultures
  • The move from paper to digital archives and documents
  • Zines
  • The work of activists who employ creative/artistic/cultural approaches to work for social justice

Wooten is research services and collection development librarian at the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture, part of the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, and Librarian for Sexuality Studies for Perkins Library at Duke University.