Carrie Kruse, director of College Library, user experience, and library spaces at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has been selected as the 2019 winner of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Women and Gender Studies Section (WGSS) Career Achievement Award.
The award honors significant long-standing contributions to women and gender studies in the field of librarianship over the course of a career.
A plaque and $750 award, donated by Duke University Press, will be presented to Kruse at a WGSS event during the ALA Annual Conference in Washington, DC.
“Carrie Kruse has been a proponent of Women’s Studies and Women and Gender Studies librarianship throughout her career,” said award chair Dolores Fidishun, head librarian at Penn State-Abington. “She has mentored countless librarians and has been extremely active in WGSS where, among other accomplishments, she was a driving force behind the WGSS Core Books project. Most importantly, as a library administrator she has demonstrated her support for our community in ways that raised awareness of our discipline.”
Kruse received her M.L.S. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
For more information regarding the ACRL WGSS Career Achievement Award, or a complete list of past recipients, please visit the awards section of the ACRL website.