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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 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.


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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