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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2015 Winner(s)

Connie Phelps

Librarian, Services Department, Chair, University of New Orleans

“Connie Phelps’s service within WGSS and to librarianship has been wide-ranging, consistent, and productive,” said award Chair Heather Tompkins, reference and instruction librarian for the humanities at Carleton College. “In addition to being Past Chair of the section (2001-02), she has served on or chaired most of the section committees, and in the process mentored and encouraged numerous librarians to grow within the profession. Her openness in sharing knowledge, collaborative nature, and service ethic are central to what makes WGSS not just a career-enhancing section for librarians, but a professional home for those committed to feminism, women’s rights, and all aspects of gender studies librarianship.”

“Connie has also carried the banner of Women’s Studies Librarianship to many places: in her active work in other sections, through meetings with the Feminist Task Force and through her participation in NOW,” continued Tompkins. “In each of these venues she serves as an ambassador not only for our section but for our profession. Connie’s commitment to the section and dedication to women’s studies librarianship is unwavering, inspiring, and deserving of the Career Achievement Award.”