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Gender and Women's Studies Librarian

Women and Science Program


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475 North Charter Street
Madison, WI 53706

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The Office of the Gender and Women's Studies Librarian

The Office of the Gender and Women's Studies Librarian was created in 1977 to serve administrators, faculty, librarians and students across the UW System. Since 1989 it has been a constituent of the Women's and Gender Studies Consortium. Located on the UW-Madison campus, the office provides bibliographic and curriculum support, inter-institutional cooperation, information sharing, and advocacy related to the field of Women's Studies and to gender-focused scholarship in the traditional disciplines.

The Office carries out its mission through:

Women and Science Program

Initiated by a grant from the Division of Undergraduate Education of the National Science Foundation, the Women and Science Program became a permanent part of the UW System in the fall of 1996. The program is based on the UW-Oshkosh campus and serves all UW System institutions.

The ultimate goal of the program is to attract and retain qualified female and minority students in science, mathematics and engineering by improving the quality of undergraduate science education for both women and men through faculty development activities. The program is designed to reform introductory curricula and increase female and minority representation in science by: