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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.

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We will be recruiting committee members again in late 2019, with a volunteer deadline of February 15, 2020. For more information about volunteering for a committee, please click here.

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

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