Duke University Press Sponsors ACRL awards for librarians working in Women’s and Gender Studies

acrl_1Duke University Press is pleased to announce its sponsorship of two achievement awards through the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), Women and Gender Studies Section (WGSS). The Significant Achievement Award and the Career Achievement Award will be presented at the 2018 American Library Association (ALA) annual meeting this week.

Significant Achievement Award

Shirley Lew, dean of library, teaching, and learning services at Vancouver Community College and Baharak Yousefi, head of library communications at Simon Fraser University, are the winners of the 2018 ACRL WGSS Award for Significant Achievement in Women and Gender Studies Librarianship.

This award, honoring a significant or one-time contribution to women and gender studies librarianship, was presented to Lew and Yousefi for their book, Feminists Among Us: Resistance and Advocacy in Library Leadership. Feminists Among Us makes explicit the ways in which a grounding in feminist theory and practice impacts the work of library administrators who identify as feminists. Award chair Dolores Fidishun lauds the book as “a seminal review of the intersection of feminism, power, and leadership in our profession.”

Career Achievement Award

Diedre Conkling, director of the Lincoln County Library District, is the winner of the 2018 ACRL WGSS Award for Career Achievement.

This award, honoring significant long-standing contributions to women and gender studies in the field of librarianship over the course of a career, was presented to Conkling for her work as a longtime member of the WGSS, Feminist Task force, the Committee on the Status of Women in Librarianship, and the Library Leadership and Management Association Women’s Administrator’s Discussion Group.

“Conkling has continuously brought women’s issues to the forefront of our organization,” Fidishun states, “and has served as an inspiration and mentor to many of us in the association. Through her activism she has demonstrated the power of women’s voices in ALA and in the world, always asking the important questions and looking for ways to move women’s agendas forward in ALA.”

Congratulations to all winners!

About ACRL

The Association of College and Research Libraries is the higher education association for librarians. Representing nearly 10,500 academic and research librarians and interested individuals, ACRL (a division of the American Library Association) develops programs, products, and services to help academic and research librarians learn, innovate and lead within the academic community.

About Duke University Press’s commitment to emerging fields

Duke University Press is committed to advancing the frontiers of knowledge and contributing boldly to the international community of scholarship, promoting a sincere spirit of tolerance and a commitment to learning, freedom, and truth. An early establisher of scholarship in queer theory, gender studies, and sexuality studies, Duke University Press is dedicated to supporting others who contribute to these fields.

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    LAGRANGIAN AND MULTIPLE INTEGRALS AND DERIVATIVES
    ABSTRACT
    Using a single integral we were able to compute the center of mass for a one-dimensional object with variable density, and a two dimensional object with constant density. With a double integral we can handle two dimensions and variable density.

    Just as before, the coordinates of the center of mass are
    x¯=MyMy¯=MxM,
    where M is the total mass, My is the moment around the y-axis, and Mx is the moment around the x

    -axis. (You may want to review the concepts in section 9.6.)

    The key to the computation, just as before, is the approximation of mass. In the two-dimensional case, we treat density σ
    as mass per square area, so when density is constant, mass is (density)(area). If we have a two-dimensional region with varying density given by σ(x,y), and we divide the region into small subregions with area ΔA, then the mass of one subregion is approximately σ(xi,yj)ΔA, the total mass is approximately the sum of many of these, and as usual the sum turns into an integral in the limit:
    M=∫x1x0∫y1y0σ(x,y)dydx,
    and similarly for computations in cylindrical coordinates. Then as before
    MxMy=∫x1x0∫y1y0yσ(x,y)dydx=∫x1x0∫y1y0xσ(x,y)dydx.

    Example 15.3.1 Find the center of mass of a thin, uniform plate whose shape is the region between y=cosx
    and the x-axis between x=−π/2 and x=π/2. Since the density is
    1 INTRODUCTION
    It is clear that x¯=0, but for practice let’s compute it anyway. First we compute the mass:
    M=∫π/2−π/2∫cosx01dydx=∫π/2−π/2cosxdx=sinx|π/2−π/2=2.
    Next,
    Mx=∫π/2−π/2∫cosx0ydydx=∫π/2−π/212cos2xdx=π4.
    Finally,
    My=∫π/2−π/2∫cosx0xdydx=∫π/2−π/2xcosxdx=0.
    So x¯=0 as expected, and y¯=π/4/2=π/8

    . This is the same problem as in example 9.6.4; it may be helpful to compare the two solutions.

    Example Find the center of mass of a two-dimensional plate that occupies the quarter circle x2+y2≤1 in the first quadrant and has density k(x2+y2). It seems clear that because of the symmetry of both the region and the density function (both are important!), x¯=y¯

    . We’ll do both to check our work.

    Jumping right in:
    M=∫10∫1−x2√0k(x2+y2)dydx=k∫10×21−x2−−−−−√+(1−x2)3/23dx.
    This integral is something we can do, but it’s a bit unpleasant. Since everything in sight is related to a circle, let’s back up and try polar coordinates. Then x2+y2=r2 and
    M=∫π/20∫10k(r2)rdrdθ=k∫π/20r44∣∣∣10dθ=k∫π/2014dθ=kπ8.
    Much better. Next, since y=rsinθ,
    Mx=k∫π/20∫10r4sinθdrdθ=k∫π/2015sinθdθ=k−15cosθ∣∣∣π/20=k5.
    Similarly,

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