The winner of the 2020 Dartmouth Medal for most outstanding reference work, an annual award presented by RUSA, is the “Global Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) History” published by Gale, a Cengage Company. The Dartmouth Medal, established in 1974, honors the creation of a reference source of outstanding quality and significance. The encyclopedia was cited for providing broad world coverage, with an intentional focus on Asia and Africa, and contributors representing 35 countries. Entries also provide a balance across the gender spectrum, with special considerations to race and class.
RUSA Update, Jan. 26