ACRL Women & Gender Studies Section Blog

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Accardi wins 2014 ACRL WGSS Significant Achievement Award

Release reprinted from: http://www.ala.org/news/press-releases/2014/02/accardi-wins-2014-acrl-wgss-significant-achievement-award CHICAGO — Maria T. Accardi, coordinator of library instruction at Indiana University Southeast, is the winner of the 2014 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Women and Gender Studies Section (WGSS) Award for Significant Achievement in Woman’s Studies Librarianship. The WGSS award honors a significant or one-time contribution to women’s studies librarianship. A plaque will be presented to Accardi at 8:30 a.m. on June 30, 2014, at the WGSS.. Read More

Micham wins 2014 ACRL WGSS Career Achievement Award

Release reprinted from:   http://www.ala.org/news/press-releases/2014/02/micham-wins-2014-acrl-wgss-career-achievement-award CHICAGO — Laura Micham, Merle Hoffmann director of the Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History and Culture and curator of gender and sexuality history collections in the David M. Rubenstein Rare Books and Manuscripts Library at Duke University, has been selected as the 2014 winner of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Women and Gender Studies Section (WGSS) Career Achievement Award. The award honors significant long-standing contributions.. Read More

WGSS Achievement Award Nominations

The ACRL Women & Gender Studies Section is accepting nominations for two awards. WGSS awards are given annually to honor distinguished academic librarians who have made outstanding contributions to women and gender studies through accomplishments and service to the profession. The awards recognize those who have made long-standing contributions to the field during a career (the Career Achievement Award) and those who have made significant one-time contributions (the Significant Achievement Award). Nominations are.. Read More

WGSS Call for Award Nominations

The ACRL Women & Gender Studies Section is accepting nominations for two Awards. WGSS awards are given annually to honor distinguished academic librarians who have made outstanding contributions to women and gender studies through accomplishments and service to the profession. The awards recognize those who have made long-standing contributions to the filed during a career (the Career Achievement Award) and those who have made significant one-time contributions (the Significant Achievement Award.) Selection criteria.. Read More

REMINDER: WGSS Award Nominations Due 12/2

It’s time to recognize  our colleagues and award their accomplishments! Read on for the criteria. Nomination forms are here: http://libr.org/wss/. Nominations are due 12/2/11 so get yours in now!   Career Achievement in Women’s Studies Librarianship Award Nominees should have demonstrated significant achievements and contributions in one or more of the following areas: Service within the organized profession through ACRL/WSS and/or related organizations; Academic/research library service in the area of women’s studies; Research and.. Read More

Shirley Olofson Memorial Award: funding opportunity

Are you looking for funds to help pay for your trip to ALA’s 2012 Annual Conference in Anaheim?   Apply by Monday, December 12, 2011 for the NMRT Shirley Olofson Memorial Award and you may receive a $1000 check to help defray the cost of attendance!   Applicants must: Be a member of ALA and NMRT Be active in the library profession Show promise for activity in the area of professional development Have.. Read More

Stanford and Ms. Magazine Essay Contest

Join the conversation on the future of feminism in celebration of the 40th anniversary of Ms. magazine. Stanford University and Ms. magazine invite you to enter an essay contest. Check out 40 iconic Ms. covers from four decades of feminist reporting. Write a 150-word essay that reflects on how it captured an era or moment, or how it may have shaped your own life. Ten $100 cash prizes will be awarded for the best short essays. Entries.. Read More