About Us

The Women & Gender Studies Section (WGSS) of the Association of College & Research Libraries was formed to discuss, promote, and support women’s studies collections and services in academic and research libraries.


WGSS welcomes new members and their ideas. We offer many opportunities for you to get involved in committee work, program planning, and professional exchange. WGSS meetings take place at each ALA Annual and Midwinter conference. All interested people are welcome to attend. For more information about us, please explore our website and check out our brochure.

Subscribe to the WGSS discussion list!

Go to ALA Electronic Discussion Lists page and search for WGSS.

Join the Section! 

You may join the section by filling out the online ALA membership form.

Join a committee!

Volunteer applications for WGSS committee appointments are accepted through February 15 for service the following term, which begins July 1. For more information on volunteering for a committee, please click here.

Explore this website!

While you’re here, explore our Awards, Publications, and Resources. Our old website is still available to reference but is no longer being updated.

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The Women’s Studies Section was established in 1987. In 2011, the section changed its name to Women & Gender Studies Section.

This site is very much still a work in progress. Please send comments, questions and ideas to webmaster Carrie Dunham-LaGree, carrie.dunham-lagree@drake.edu.