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RU media librarian wins national award

Congratulations to Jane Sloan, media librarian in the Rutgers University Libraries, who is the winner of the 2008 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Women's Studies Section (WSS) Award for Significant Achievement in Woman's Studies Librarianship. She won the award in recognition of her newly published authoritative publication, Reel Women: An International Directory of Contemporary Feature Films about Women" (Scarecrow Press, 2007).

The WSS award, sponsored by Routledge, honors a significant or one-time contribution to women's studies librarianship.

"Jane Sloan's recently published book fills a void in the study of film and women," said Kelly Barrick, chair of the WSS award committee2 and librarian for gay and lesbian studies and women's studies at Yale University. "No such reference book prior to its publication contributed in such a unique and substantial way to the field. The introductory critical survey written by Ms. Sloan is a worthy achievement in and of itself and speaks to her tireless effort and expert knowledge in compiling this invaluable reference book."

Sloan received her B.A. in political science from Loyola University of Chicago. She earned her M.A. in library science from the University of Wisconsin and her M.A. in film studies from San Francisco State University.

Sloan will receive her $1,000 award and plaque during the 2008 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Anaheim, Calif., at the WSS Program at 8a.m. on Monday, June 30.

Posted April 17, 2008