ACRL Women & Gender Studies Section Award for Career Achievement in Women and Gender Studies Librarianship

Photo of Carrie KruseCarrie 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.