Linda Krikos receives 2009 ACRL WSS Career Achievement Award

Contact: Megan Griffin
ACRL Program Coordinator
mgriffin@ala.org

NEWS
For Immediate Release
February 17, 2009

CHICAGO – Linda Krikos, faculty emeritus at The Ohio State University Libraries, has been selected as the 2009 winner of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Women’s Studies Section (WSS) Career Achievement Award. The award, sponsored by Greenwood Publishing Group, Inc., honors significant long-standing contributions to women’s studies in the field of librarianship over the course of a career.

A cash prize of $1,000 and a plaque will be presented to Krikos during the 2009 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Chicago at the WSS Program at 8 a.m. on Monday, July 13.

“In addition to leading one of the nation’s finest women’s studies libraries from 1990-2007, Linda conducted and published research that made it possible for other women’s studies librarians to do their jobs effectively,” said Jennifer Gilley, chair of the WSS award committee and head librarian at Penn State University’s Elisabeth S. Blissell Library. Â “She reviewed the major women’s studies periodical indexes, advocated for women’s studies bibliographic instruction and ultimately co-edited the third edition of Women’s Studies: A Recommended Bibliography as well as writing several of its chapters. Linda is an active and devoted member of WSS and a leader in the field of women’s studies librarianship, both in her practice and her research.”

Krikos received both her B.A. and M.L.S. from Kent State University.Â

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