List of Committees

Awards Committee
Charge: To solicit nominees, select the winners, and oversee the presentation of the Award for Career Achievement in Women & Gender Studies Librarianship, and the Award for Significant Achievement in Women & Gender Studies Librarianship.
Current roster

Collections Committee
Charge: Monitors the ongoing and emerging issues related to collections for gender and women’s studies. The committee will identify and evaluate relevant resources in all formats, including but not limited to the coverage of women and gender issues in reference tools, databases, online historical collections, and other research resources. The committee recommends and implements projects and informs the section of developments in this area.
Current roster

Conference Program Planning
Charge: To plan, implement, and evaluate Women and Gender Studies Section programs for the annual conference and coordinate Section participation in coalition programming.
Current roster

Instruction Committee
Charge: To enhance the ability of academic and research librarians to serve effectively students, faculty, and other users researching Women’s Studies and related disciplines.
Current roster

Membership Committee
Charge: To welcome new members and recruit prospective members to the section; to encourage members to participate in section activities; to periodically poll former members about WGSS; to serve as a link between ALA/ACRL membership committees and the section; to host the WGSS social hour at conferences; to communicate with other women’s groups, both inside and outside of ALA; and to further the goals of WGSS.
Current roster

Nominating Committee
Charge: To solicit members to run for section positions.
Current roster

Publications Committee
Charge: To monitor and investigate avenues of publication and information dissemination for WGSS publications and to advise the WGSS Executive Committee on projects; to assume responsibility for various forms of communication for WGSS including the WGSS Newsletter (in all formats), the WGSS web site, and social media applications (blogs, wikis, podcasts, Twitter, Facebook, etc.), and the WGSS listserv, in consultation with the WGSS Executive Committee; to provide guidance to WGSS members developing new publications in print or electronic formats; and to advise WGSS members on procedures required by ALA or ACRL for WGSS publications.
Current roster
Committee Minutes (requires ALA Connect login, then click on Library)

Research Committee
Charge: To identify needed research, encourage collaboration in research, facilitate the acquisition of skills related to research and publishing, and promote an awareness of existing and ongoing research related or applicable to Women’s Studies librarianship and resources.
Current roster
Committee Minutes (requires ALA Connect login, then click on Library)