Manoff wins 2006 ACRL WSS Career Achievement Award

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ACRL Program Coordinator

February 28, 2006

Manoff wins 2006 ACRL WSS Career Achievement Award

CHICAGO – Marlene Manoff , Associate Head and Collection Manager at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Humanities Library, has been selected as the 2006 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.

“Dr. Marlene Manoff exemplifies what the Women's Studies Section's Career Achievement award is meant to be,” said Ruth Dickstein, chair of the WSS award committee. “She is a founding and senior member of MIT's Women's Studies Faculty Committee and is responsible for the development of the women's studies collection at MIT. She is past chair of the Women's Studies Section, creator and long-time editor of WSSLINKS, mentor to young librarians in the Women's Studies Section, and a respected and widely published scholar.”

Manoff has taught several formal academic courses in women's studies, and her many contributions to the bibliographic corpus of women's studies and the broader framework of library science address and critique the nature of library collections, issues of bias, and the nature of publishing.

A cash prize of $1,000 and a plaque will be presented to Manoff during the 2006 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in New Orleans at the WSS Program on Monday, June 26, at 8 a.m.

ACRL is a division of the American Library Association, representing 13,000 academic and research librarians and interested individuals. ACRL is the only individual membership organization in North America that develops programs, products and services to meet the unique needs of academic and research librarians. Its initiatives enable the higher education community to understand the role that academic libraries play in the teaching, learning and research environments.