Hope Olson

professor in the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee’s School of Information Studies


The award committee looked at her entire 20-plus year career and was impressed with her body of work, which included teaching, research and service. Olson manages to include feminist theory and pedagogy in all aspects of her work, whether it is teaching a course on the political and cultural ramifications of subject classification at the School of Information Studies or publishing in refereed library science journals such as Library Quarterly or renowned women’s studies journals like Signs: Journal of Women in Culture in Society. Olson also has had a lasting influence in WGSS through the Research Agenda for Women and Gender Studies Librarianship. This guide was created by WGSS and Olson incorporated it into her class, Feminism, Librarianship and Information.

Awards Won

Title Year
WGSS Award for Career 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. This award was established in 1999.

2012 - Winner(s)