This award is given annually to honor a distinguished academic librarian who has made outstanding contributions to women and gender studies through accomplishments and service to the profession. The award recognizes those who have made significant one-time contributions.
Sponsored by Duke University Press. $750 check plus plaque for the recipient.
The ACRL Women & Gender Studies Section Award for Significant Achievement in Women & Gender Studies Librarianship recognizes one-time achievement, by an individual or a group, during the particular year of the award. Achievement may be in any area of academic Women & Gender Studies librarianship, including, but not limited to:
- Publication of a monograph, journal article, website, or media product;
- Talk or other presentation at a nationally recognized conference;
- Innovations in Women & Gender Studies librarianship, including but not limited to instruction;
- Development of an exemplary program, collection, digitization project, or access tool to serve Women & Gender Studies students and/or faculty;
- Significant creative & innovative contribution to the work of the ACRL Women & Gender Studies Section.
Electronic submissions through the online nomination form are required. Nomination should include a nominating letter addressing specific area(s) or criteria and citing concrete examples, and at least one (1) letter of support.
View the full award committee roster here.
- 2019 - Rose L. Chou and Annie Pho
- 2018 - Shirley Lew and Baharak Yousefi
- 2017 - Janet Weaver
- 2016 - No recipient
- 2015 - Nancy Goebel
- 2014 - Maria T. Accardi
- 2013 - Randy Gue
- 2012 - Kayo Denda, Rhonda Marker, Li Sun, Lucy Vidal, Alicia Graham and Kirsten Canfield
- 2010 - No recipient
- 2009 - Ken Middleton
- 2008 - Jane Sloan
- 2007 - Jennifer Gilley, Kayo Denda, Jenna Freedman, Sharon Ladenson
- 2006 - Katherine Kraft; Carrie Kruse and Cynthia Johnson
- 2005 - Cindy Ingold and Linda Krikos
- 2004 - Donna Roe
- 2003 - Sherri Barnes
- 2002 - Eri Fujieda, Meg Miner, Beth Stafford
- 2001 - Marilyn Dunn
- 2000 - Lynn Westbrook
This award was previously sponsored by ABC-CLIO Greenwood.