WGSS Award for Career Achievement in Women & Gender Studies Librarianship

About the 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.

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Award and Frequency

This award is given out on an annual basis.


Must be an ACRL WGSS member.

Application Instructions

Electronic submissions are required. Submissions must be made on the appropriate nomination form (available from the WGSS Web site). In addition, please submit a nominating letter addressing specific area(s) or criteria and citing concrete examples. The nominations packet must include 3 letters of support. Send your nomination packet to the attention of Diane M. Fulkerson, diane.fulkerson@gmail.com.

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.

If you have questions or require assistance in completing a nomination packet, please contact Diane M. Fulkerson, University of South Florida Sarasota Manatee, T: (941) 359-4316, E-mail: diane.fulkerson@gmail.com or Chase Ollis at collis@ala.org.


Contact Information

Diane M. Fulkerson (Chair, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2016)
Chase Ollis (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2016) - collis@ala.org
American Library Association
50 E Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611-2788

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Selection Criteria

The ACRL Women and Gender Studies Section Award for Career Achievement in Women’s Studies Librarianship is designed to honor individual career achievement in Women’s 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's studies;
    * Research and publication in areas of academic/research library services in women's studies;
    * Planning and implementation of academic/research library programs in women's studies disciplines of such exemplary quality that they could serve as a model for others.