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 for the Awards: 

The WGSS Career Achievement in Women & Gender Studies Librarianship is designed to honor individual career achievement in women & gender Studies librarianship. Nominees should have demonstrated sustained achievement in one or more of the following areas: 

    * Service within the organized profession through ACRL/WGSS and/or related organizations; 
    * Academic/research library or archival service in the area of women & gender studies; 
    * Research and publication in areas of academic/research library or archival services in women & gender studies; 
    * Planning and implementation of academic/research library or archival programs in women & gender studies disciplines of such exemplary quality that they could serve as a model for others. 

The WGSS 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. 

Additional information and nomination forms are available on WGSS Awards Page . Please send your questions and completed nomination forms to Pamela Mann, [log in to unmask] . 


Dolores Fidishun, Ed.D. 
Head Librarian 
Penn State Abington College and Penn State Great Valley Libraries 
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Penn State Abington College Library 
1600 Woodland Rd. 
Abington, PA 19001 
Abington phone: 215-881-7425 

Penn State Great Valley Library 
30 E. Swedesford Rd. 
Malvern, PA 19355 
Great Valley Phone 610-648-3227