Carrie Kruse, College Library director, wins 2019 ACRL WGSS Career Achievement Award
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.
“The ACRL Women and Gender Studies Section was my first real ‘home’ in ALA as an early-career librarian. They welcomed me in, gave me ways to contribute to the profession through committee work and projects, and offered leadership opportunities. I used to introduce myself at membership meetings as someone who did ‘women’s studies on the side’ as it was never a primary role in my career,” says Kruse. “To be honored in this way is such a tribute to the openness of this wonderful community within ACRL. WGSS offers meaningful ways to participate in the association as well as many long-lasting friendships.”
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.
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