WGSS Membership Committee


To welcome new members and recruit prospective members to the section; to encourage members to participate in section activities; to periodically poll former members about WGSS; to serve as a link between ALA/ACRL membership committees and the section; to host the WGSS social hour at conferences; to communicate with other women's groups, both inside and outside of ALA; and to further the goals of WGSS.


Joanna Kathleen Gadsby
(Chair, July 1, 2024, to June 30, 2026)
Kestrel S. Ward
(Chair, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Ms. Nancy Cecilia Dennis
(Member, July 1, 2024, to June 30, 2026)
Katie DeVries
(Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Joanna Kathleen Gadsby
(Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Tineka Scalzo
(Member, July 1, 2023, to July 31, 2024)

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ALA Connect Community

WGSS Membership Committee List

Official members of this section committee are automatically added to the committee’s Connect space and subscribed to the email list.

You can post to the list by sending an email to

ALA-ACRL-WGSS-Membership@ConnectedCommunity.org or by creating a new post directly in the Connect community.


The committee composition is determined by section leadership.

Staff Liaison

Lauren Carlton

Program Officer

Association of College & Research Libraries

American Library Association

E-mail: lcarlton@ala.org

Get Involved

Volunteers will need to complete the volunteer form. Committee service that begins July 1. More information, including volunteer deadlines and requirements, can be found on the ACRL volunteer site.