Ariel, Joan

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Joan Ariel was a long-time staff member at the University of California (UC), active for nearly 20 years as the Women's Studies librarian at UC Irvine (UCI). Ariel also served as an instructor and the academic coordinator of Women's Studies. She was a key player in numerous UCI campus organizations and programs relating to lesbian and gay issues. She also authored the book Building Women's Studies Collections: A Resource Guide (1987). Ariel was the co-founder and first chair of the Women's Studies Section (WSS) of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) and received the ACRL WSS Career Achievement Award in 2002. Before retiring in early 2006, she served as the shared print planning manager for UC Systemwide Library Planning in the UC Office of the President.

From the description of Joan Ariel files on women's political activism. 1970 - 1992 1971 - 1976 (University of California, Irvine). WorldCat record id: 642729370

Joan Ariel played a vital role in the development of the UC Irvine Women's Studies program. In addition to serving as the Women's Studies librarian for nearly twenty years, she served on the Women's Studies Steering Committee, as a Women's Studies course instructor, and as the academic coordinator for Women's Studies. Ariel participated in numerous campus groups and organizations that supported women's issues. She also contributed to the establishment of the many gay and lesbian groups that remain active on the UC Irvine Campus including the Lilac Collective and the Gay and Lesbian Faculty and Staff Network. Ariel excelled as a women's studies librarian, contributing considerably to the field of women's studies librarianship. She was an active member of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) and in 1983 she helped form the ACRL Women's Studies Discussion Group. In 1987 Ariel published her book Building Women's Studies Collections: A Resource Guide. That same year the ACRL discussion group that Ariel helped establish became the ACRL Women's Studies Section. In 2002 Ariel received the ACRL Women's Studies Section Achievement Award for significant achievements and contributions to the field of academic women's studies librarianship. She ended her career at the University of California in 2006 as the shared print planning manager for UC system wide library planning in the Office of the President.

From the description of Joan Ariel files on Women's Studies at the University of California, Irvine, 1968 - 2000. (University of California, Irvine). WorldCat record id: 673777366

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Joan Ariel played a vital role in the development of the UC Irvine Women's Studies program. In addition to serving as the Women's Studies librarian for nearly twenty years, she served on the Women's Studies Steering Committee, as a Women's Studies course instructor, and as the academic coordinator for Women's Studies. Ariel participated in numerous campus groups and organizations that supported women's issues. She also contributed to the establishment of the many gay and lesbian groups that remain active on the UC Irvine Campus including the Lilac Collective and the Gay and Lesbian Faculty and Staff Network.

Ariel excelled as a women's studies librarian, contributing considerably to the field of women's studies librarianship. She was an active member of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) and in 1983 she helped form the ACRL Women's Studies Discussion Group. In 1987 Ariel published her book Building Women's Studies Collections: A Resource Guide . That same year the ACRL discussion group that Ariel helped establish became the ACRL Women's Studies Section. In 2002 Ariel received the ACRL Women's Studies Section Achievement Award for significant achievements and contributions to the field of academic women's studies librarianship. She ended her career at the University of California in 2006 as the shared print planning manager for UC system wide library planning in the Office of the President. At the time of her retirement she planned to continue working as the part-time library director at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden.

From the guide to the Joan Ariel files on Women's Studies at the University of California, Irvine, 1968-2000, (University of California, Irvine. Library. Special Collections and Archives.)

Biography

Joan Ariel was a long-time staff member at the University of California (UC), active for nearly 20 years as the Women's Studies librarian at UC Irvine (UCI). Ariel also served as an instructor and the academic coordinator of Women's Studies. She was a key player in numerous UCI campus organizations and programs relating to lesbian and gay issues. She also authored the book Building Women's Studies Collections: A Resource Guide (1987). Ariel was the co-founder and first chair of the Women's Studies Section (WSS) of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) and received the ACRL WSS Career Achievement Award in 2002. Before retiring in early 2006, she served as the shared print planning manager for UC Systemwide Library Planning in the UC Office of the President.

From the guide to the Joan Ariel files on women's political activism, 1970-1992 (bulk 1971-1976), (University of California, Irvine. Library. Special Collections and Archives.)

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Ariel, Joan. Joan Ariel collection of lesbian periodicals, 1970 - 1994. University of California, Irvine. Library. Department of Special Collections
referencedIn Judith Stanley collection on the women's movement, 1968-1978 University of California, Irvine. Library. Department of Special Collections
creatorOf Joan Ariel files on women's political activism, 1970-1992 (bulk 1971-1976) University of California, Irvine. Library. Department of Special Collections
creatorOf Stanley, Judith. Judith Stanley collection on the women's movement, 1968 - 1978. University of California, Irvine. Library. Department of Special Collections
creatorOf Ariel, Joan. Joan Ariel files on Women's Studies at the University of California, Irvine, 1968 - 2000. University of California, Irvine. Library. Department of Special Collections
creatorOf Joan Ariel files on Women's Studies at the University of California, Irvine, 1968-2000 University of California, Irvine. Library. Department of Special Collections
creatorOf Ariel, Joan. Joan Ariel files on women's political activism. 1970 - 1992 1971 - 1976 University of California, Irvine. Library. Department of Special Collections
creatorOf Joan Ariel collection of lesbian periodicals, 1970-1994 University of California, Irvine. Library. Department of Special Collections
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associatedWith California Commission on the Status of Women corporateBody
associatedWith Know, Inc. corporateBody
associatedWith Los Angeles WomenCenter person
associatedWith Los Angeles Women's Center. corporateBody
associatedWith National Education Association of the United States. corporateBody
associatedWith National Organization for Women. corporateBody
associatedWith National Women's Political Caucus (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Online Archive of California. corporateBody
associatedWith Stanley, Judith. person
associatedWith University of California, Irvine corporateBody
associatedWith University of California, Irvine. Women's Studies Program corporateBody
associatedWith Women's Coalition of Orange County (Calif.). corporateBody
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California--Orange County
California--Orange County
California--Irvine
United States
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Political participation--Women--History--Sources
Women's rights--California--Orange County--Archives
Affirmative action programs--Sources
Women's studies--United States--20th century--Archives
California Commission on the Status of Women--Archives
Women's studies--20th century
Lesbians--History--Sources
Affirmative action programs--California--Irvine--Archives
Gays--History--Sources
Women's rights--20th century
Gays--California--Orange County--Archives
Political participation--Women--Archives
Transgender people--California--Orange County--Archives
Transgender people--History--Sources
Lesbians--California--Orange County--Archives
Women's rights--History--Sources
Women--Political activity--History--Sources
Bisexuals--California--Orange County--Archives
Bisexuals--History--Sources
Feminism--20th century
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