Western European Studies Section


Promotes the improvement of library services supporting study and research in western European affairs from ancient times to the present.


Katie E. Gibson (Chair, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2017)
Dr. Jeffrey Staiger (Past-Chairperson, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2017)
Jennifer R. Gilley (Member, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2017)
Dr. Julie Tanaka (Member, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2017)

Displaying active committee roster as of 07/01/2016. Last retrieved on 02/12/2016. Members can log in to view full contact information for committee members.


As of August 2015, WESS had 473 members. The committee composition is determined by section leadership.


The Western European Studies Section was established in 1979.

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Staff Liaison

Megan Griffin
Program Officer
Association of College & Research Libraries
American Library Association
50 East Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611-2788

Work: 312-280-2514
E-mail: mgriffin@ala.org