Women's Center Resource Library
The library has over 3,000 books, DVDs, and posters, ranging widely in topic. All resources analyze or address issues or the intersections of race, gender, class, and sexuality. We have recommended reading lists for many classes and subjects, too. Women’s Center resources are listed in UNL’s Library Catalog and are checked out using your NCard. Books can be checked out for two weeks and DVDs for one week. If you aren’t finished with the resources by then, you can renew them.
Feminist Fight Club: A Survival Manual For a Sexist Workplace
"It was a fight club—but without the fighting or the men. Every month, women would gather in a New York apartment to share sexist-job frustrations and trade strategies for how to tackle them. For years, these meetings were kept secret. But the time has come to talk about the club."
Jefferson’s Daughters: Three Sisters, White and Black, in a Young America
"The remarkable untold story of Thomas Jefferson’s three daughters—two white and free, one black and enslaved—and the divergent paths they forged in a newly independent America."
Be Fierce: Stop Harassment and Take Your Power Back
"When star news anchor, journalist, mother of two, and former Miss America Gretchen Carlson spoke up about sexual harassment in the workplace, she had no idea what lay ahead. But now, inspired by her actions, the floodgates have opened and thousands of women are reclaiming their power against abuse and injustice."
Julie E. Owen
We are the Leaders We’ve Been Waiting For: Women and Leadership Development in College
"This book covers complex topics spanning the personal and professional lives of women and the connection to leadership using a thorough explanation of relevant theories and narratives. Context matters, and Julie Owen covers concisely the social and historical developments that have defined our identities, how we think, how we feel, and how we shape our lives and actions. This book is truly a must-read and, as the author suggests, it is a 'a critical moment for women and leadership." - Sadhana Warty Hall, Deputy Director the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center at Dartmouth College
Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes
About the Film:
“A fan of hip-hop discusses the music’s problems with homophobia, violence, masculinity, and sexism. It talks about what is to be expected of a man in the hip-hop world.” (Run Time: 55 Minutes)
“This would be recommended to late teens, preferably.”
Tough Guise 2
About the Film:
“This movie talks about the violence among men when it comes to physical and verbal violence. It shows how the next generation can stand up and be what a real man should be, and it shows that masculinity is not about being the stereotypical tough guy.” (Run Time: 78 Minutes)
I would recommend an audience in their early twenties or college age due to some of the material in the video. Overall, a very good educational film.
Children's Book Library
Over 300 children's books covering a range of topics - from race to gender - are available for checkout as well as number of Spanish-language classic children’s books. The children's library is made possible by the generous donation of books by patrons and sponsors.
Let us know if you are seeking a specific title or book language and we will work on getting it to you.
Free Women's Center Library Tote Bag
Receive a tote bag when you check-out and write a review for a book, movie, or other item from the Women's Center Library.