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:




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:



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