Women's studies librarian wins national award and Rutgers grant
Congratulations to Kayo Denda, Rutgers University Libraries' women's studies librarian, who
was a co-recipient of the 2007 Significant Achievement in Women's Studies Award.
Presented by the Women's Studies Section of the Association of College and Research
Libraries, the Significant Achievement award honors a noteworthy or one-time contribution to
women’s studies librarianship. The other three co-recipients of the 2007 award are Jennifer
Gilley, head librarian, Penn State New Kensington; Jenna Freedman, coordinator of reference
services and zine librarian, Barnard College; and Sharon Ladenson, gender studies and
communications librarian, Michigan State University.
A monetary award and a plaque will be presented during the 2007 American Library Association
(ALA) Annual Conference in Washington D.C. in June.
In other news, Kayo's project, "Ways of Water: Gender, Community, Environment, Health, and
Engineering" was selected by Rutgers University President Richard McCormick to be the
recipient for the Faculty Clusters in Global and International Research grant. This project
will bring together scholars and librarians in a number of disciplines at Rutgers and make a
valuable contribution in the area of global and international studies.
The Libraries take pride in Kayo's many accomplishments and commend her for her exemplary