Women & Gender Studies Section


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.


Dr. Tara Baillargeon (Chair, July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2020)
Pamela M. Salela (Past-Chair, July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2020)
Emily J. Asch (Member-at-Large, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2020)
Wendy F. Highby (Ex-Officio Member, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2020)
Lizzy Walker (Ex-Officio Member, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2020)

Displaying active committee roster as of 07/01/2019. Last retrieved on 02/18/2019. Members can log in to view full contact information for committee members.


As of August 2018, WGSS had 922 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.


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
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