WGSS Award for Significant Achievement in Women & Gender Studies Librarianship

About the WGSS Award for Significant 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. The award recognizes those who have made significant one-time contributions.

Administered by:

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Award and Frequency

$750 check plus plaque for the winner, sponsored by Duke University Press.

This award is given out on an annual basis.

Application Instructions

Electronic submissions through the online nomination form are required. Nomination should include a nominating letter addressing specific area(s) or criteria and citing concrete examples, and at least one (1) letter of support.

If you have questions or require assistance in completing a nomination packet, please contact Laura Bonella, Kansas State University, laurab@ksu.edu or Chase Ollis at collis@ala.org.

Contact Information

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Selection Criteria

The ACRL Women & Gender Studies Section Award for Significant Achievement in Women & Gender Studies Librarianship recognizes one-time achievement, by an individual or a group, during the particular year of the award. Achievement may be in any area of academic Women & Gender Studies librarianship, including, but not limited to:

• Publication of a monograph, journal article, website, or media product;
• Talk or other presentation at a nationally recognized conference;
• Innovations in Women & Gender Studies librarianship, including but not limited to instruction;
• Development of an exemplary program, collection, digitization project, or access tool to serve Women & Gender Studies students and/or faculty;
• Significant creative & innovative contribution to the work of the ACRL Women & Gender Studies Section.