Justin Winsor Library History Essay Award
Wilson received the award for her essay "Boots Book-Lovers' library, the Novel, and James Hardy's The Furys (1935)." The award committee especially appreciated the creative, effective use of primary sources, and the focus on an understudied type of library: the subscription library of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The author expertly weaves together aspects of social and cultural history and touches on an advancing area of research in LIS history, LGBT issues and censorship. This essay appeals to those interested in histories of readership, authorship and print culture as well as libraries.