About

Mission

The Office of the UW System Gender and Women’s Studies (GWS) Librarian is one of the premier resources for support of gender, women’s studies, and LGBT studies scholarship and librarianship. The GWS Librarian provides bibliographic and curriculum support, inter-institutional cooperation, information sharing, and advocacy related to the fields of women’s, gender, and LGBT studies and to gender-focused scholarship in the traditional disciplines.

We value and affirm the role that libraries and other information services play in the empowerment of people in our community and beyond. Through local, national, and international partnerships, we aim to provide relevant resources, skills, and support to those researching and working to improve the lives of women and girls throughout the world.