WGSS Award for Career Achievement in Women & Gender Studies Librarianship

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. This award was established in 1999.


Sponsored by Duke University Press. $750 check plus plaque for the winner.


The ACRL Women & Gender Studies Section Award for Career Achievement in Women & Gender Studies Librarianship is designed to honor individual career achievement in Women & Gender Studies Librarianship. Nominees should have demonstrated significant achievements and contributions in one or more of the following areas:

  • Service within the organized profession through ACRL/WGSS and/or related organizations;
  • Academic/research library service in the area of women and gender studies;
  • Research and publication in areas of academic/research library services in women and gender studies;
  • Planning and implementation of academic/research library programs in women and gender studies disciplines of such exemplary quality that they could serve as a model for others.   


Electronic submissions are required. Electronic submissions are required. All nominations should be accompanied by a completed nomination form. In addition, please submit a nominating letter addressing specific area(s) or criteria and citing concrete examples. The nominations packet must include at least 1 letter of support. Send your nomination packet to the attention of Dolores Fidishun, dxf19@psu.edu.

If possible, please submit a high resolution photo of the nominee (at least 300 dpi). The photo will be used to make the official winner announcement immediately after the ALA Midwinter Meeting.

Information & Assistance

If you have questions or require assistance in completing a nomination packet, please contact Dolores Fidishun, Penn State Abington College Library, T: (215) 881-7425, E-mail: dxf19@psu.edu or Chase Ollis at collis@ala.org.

View the full award committee roster here.

2019 Recipient

Photo of Carrie Kruse
Carrie Kruse

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