The Women & Gender Studies Section (WGSS) of the Association of College & Research Libraries was formed to discuss, promote, and support women and gender 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 Conference. All interested people are welcome to attend.
Post to our ALA Connect discussion list at ALA-ACRL-WGSS@ConnectedCommunity.org
- Incoming WGSS OfficersCongratulations to our incoming WGSS Officers for 2023-2024 Kari Weaver, Chair Esther Medina De León, Vice-Chair Renee Kiner, Secretary Nadia M. Orozco-Sahi, Member-at-Large
- Women’s History Month 2023 — Celebrating Women Who Tell Our StoriesThe theme for this year’s Women’s History Month LibGuide is “Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories,” focusing on the many ways that women have been passing on our heritage … Read more
- Research Posters at AnnualThe following 4 posters were exhibited as part of the WGSS poster session at ALA Annual 2022. To read the abstracts and see the posters, go to … Read more
- DEIA Resources for WGS CollectingThe WGSS Collections Committee is working on a project to create a toolkit for DEIA (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility) and collecting in Women’s and Gender Studies. … Read more
- WGSS Guidelines for Women’s and Gender Studies Information Literacy PublishedThe Companion Document to the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education: Women’s and Gender Studies is now available on the ACRL website. Drawing on key … Read more
- Collections Committee Publishes OA and OER LibGuide for WGSSI am very happy to report that the Collections Committee has published a freely accessible LibGuide, hosted by ACRL, containing OA and OER resources in Women’s and … Read more
- Jane Nichols Wins WGSS Career Achievement AwardJane Nichols, associate professor and head of the teaching and engagement department at Oregon State University, has won the WGSS Award for Career Achievement in Women and … Read more
- Nicola Andrews wins WGSS Significant Achievement AwardNicola Andrews, instruction and first year experience librarian at the University of San Francisco has won the 2021 Significant Achievement in Women and Gender Studies Librarianship Award for … Read more
- WGSS-L Transitioning to ALA Connect Discussion ListALA is shifting all SYMPA discussion lists to ALA Connect by May 1, 2021. This will allow our section to better manage conversations, ensure access and help … Read more