Gender & Women's Studies Librarian
The Office of the Gender and Women's Studies (GWS) Librarian provides bibliographic and curriculum support, inter-institutional cooperation, information sharing, and advocacy related to the field of women's and gender studies and to gender-focused scholarship in the traditional disciplines. From a base on the Madison campus, the GWS Librarian and staff reach out to the 13 baccalaureate universities, the 13 freshman-sophomore colleges, and UW Extension. The General Library System (GLS) is the administrative home of the Office of the Gender & Women's Studies Librarian, which is located in UW-Madison Memorial Library. The Office includes a staff of 1 FTE program assistant, two editors (1 ¼ FTEs), approximately 1 FTE student assistants, and occasional practicum students. In addition to UW System outreach, the GWS Librarian supervises the Office staff, manages all Office operations, including the production of publications, provides reference and instructional services, and selects for the Memorial Library collection in the Social Sciences areas related to gender and women's studies.