Women & Gender Studies Section

Charge

The Women & Gender Studies Section (WGSS) of the Association of College & Research Libraries was formed to discuss, promote, and support women's studies collections and services in academic and research libraries.

The official WGSS committee rosters are listed below, and the WGSS website is available here.

Roster

Dr. Tara Baillargeon (Chair, July 1, 2019, to July 31, 2020)
Sharon Ladenson (Chair, July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2021)
Ms. Cindy Ingold (Secretary, July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2021)
Julie M. Adamo (Vice-Chair, July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2021)
Sharon Ladenson (Vice-Chair, July 1, 2019, to July 31, 2020)
Dr. Tara Baillargeon (Past-Chair, July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2021)
Pamela M. Salela (Past-Chair, July 1, 2019, to July 31, 2020)
Ms. Beth Twomey (Secretary, July 1, 2019, to July 31, 2020)
Emily J. Asch (Member-at-Large, July 1, 2018, to July 31, 2020)
Laura Bonella (Member, July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2021)
Erin Hvizdak (Member, July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2022)
Chloe Elizabeth Raub (Member-at-Large, July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2022)
Colleen Seale (Member, July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2022)
Caitlin Shanley (Member-at-Large, July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2021)
Dr. Tara Baillargeon (Ex-Officio Member, July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2021)
Laura Bonella (Ex-Officio Member, July 1, 2019, to July 31, 2020)
Diane M. Fulkerson (Ex-Officio Member, July 1, 2018, to July 31, 2020)
Jennifer R. Gilley (Ex-Officio Member, July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2021)
Jennifer R. Gilley (Ex-Officio Member, July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2022)
Wendy F. Highby (Ex-Officio Member, July 1, 2018, to July 31, 2020)
Rebecca Hopman (Ex-Officio Member, July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2021)
Ms. Sara A. Howard (Ex-Officio Member, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2021)
Janine A. Kuntz (Ex-Officio Member, July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2021)
Nicki Loder (Ex-Officio Member, July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2022)
Megan Lounsberry (Ex-Officio Member, July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2021)
Stacy Russo (Ex-Officio Member, July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2021)
Pamela M. Salela (Ex-Officio Member, July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2021)
Maura Seale (Ex-Officio Member, July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2021)
Caitlin Shanley (Ex-Officio Member, July 1, 2019, to July 31, 2020)
Mrs. Lizzy Walker (Ex-Officio Member, July 1, 2018, to July 31, 2020)
Mrs. Kari D. Weaver (Ex-Officio Member, July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2021)
Jeanne R. Davidson (Board Liaison, July 1, 2019, to July 31, 2020)
Megan R. Griffin (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2019, to July 31, 2020)
Megan R. Griffin (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2021)

Displaying active committee roster as of 07/08/2020. Last retrieved on 07/08/2020. Members can log in to view full contact information for committee members.

Composition

As of August 2019, WGSS had 971 members. WGSS members are wide-ranging and include personal, organizational and corporate memberships. Members include librarians and other professionals, working and retired. WGSS welcomes new members and their ideas. WGSS offers many opportunities to get involved in committee work, program planning, and professional exchange.

Origin

The Women's Studies Section was established in 1987. In 2011, the section changed its name to Women & Gender Studies Section. At its 25th anniversary, the history of the section was presented.

Get Involved

Volunteers will need to complete the volunteer form by February 15 for committee service that begins July 1. More information, including volunteer requirements, can be found on the ACRL volunteer site.

Staff Liaison

Megan Griffin
Senior 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