ACRL Women and Gender Studies Core Books Database

| September 16, 2012

I thought I’d alert everyone that the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), which is a group within the American Libraries Association (ALA), has released their Core Books list on Women and Gender Studies on LibraryThing, which makes the lists arguably more accessible, viewer friendly, and interactive (if you too have a LibraryThing account).  The core books lists are compiled by subject specialist librarians, and the goal of the core books list is to provide teachers with essential books to use in course syllabi, as well as essential titles for women’s studies librarians to include in their collections. It’s additionally useful to anyone studying women & gender studies.  So, if you’re a teacher, a student, or a librarian in the field of women’s studies, you need to know about this list.

Here is the link to the core books list.

If you have a LibraryThing account, you can simply add any of these books to your own library or to your wish list by clicking the handy plus sign from within a book’s record. LibraryThing also lets you know which of the books on ACRL’s list overlap with those in your library, and suggests recommended titles based on the books in your own library.