Ingold wins 2010 ACRL WSS Career Achievement Award

Contact: Megan Griffin

ACRL Program Coordinator

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For Immediate Release,

February 23, 2010

CHICAGO – Cindy Ingold, women and gender resources librarian at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, has been selected as the 2010 winner of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Women’s Studies Section (WSS) Career Achievement Award. The award, sponsored by ABC-CLIO, 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 Ingold at the WSS Program at 8 a.m. on June 28 during the 2010 ALA Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.

“Cindy has continuously demonstrated significant contributions and dedication to Women’s Studies librarianship, including her extensive service to WSS and ACRL, as well as her exemplary publications,” said Diana King, chair of the WSS award committee and associate librarian at the UCLA Arts Library. “These include her co-editorship of “Women’s Studies: A Recommended Bibliography” (2004), co-editorship and article contribution to a special issue of Library Trends on “Gender Issues in Information Needs and Services” and numerous other publications and presentations.

“Her work to successfully move an under-utilized departmental library into an integrated and circulating collection was also particularly cited in her nomination, as were her notable efforts in outreach to students and faculty in Women’s Studies and LGBT Studies programs.”

Ingold received her B.A. in History and her M.A. in English from Western Illinois University. She earned her M.A. in Library Science from the University of Missouri.

ACRL is a division of the American Library Association, representing more than 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.