About the WGSS Award for Significant Achievement in Women's Studies Librarianship
The Women and Gender Studies Section awards are given annually to honor distinguished academic librarians who have made outstanding contributions to women’s studies through accomplishments and service to the profession. The awards recognize those who have made long-standing contributions to the field during a career (the Career Achievement award) and those who have made significant one-time contributions (the Significant Achievement award).
Curator of modern political and historical collections at Emory University for his work in arranging, promoting and publicizing the LGBT archives of Emory University’s Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library (MARBL)
“The awards committee was impressed with Randy’s idea of having the MARBL's LBGT collection featured in the Atlanta Pride Festival,” said award Chair Pamela Mann of St. Mary's College of Maryland. “This was an incredible opportunity to introduce the archives to members of the local LGBT community whose histories are chronicled in the collection and demonstrates the value of libraries and archival collections to the public.”