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Rutgers librarians' poster wins award at int'l conference

Kayo Denda, left, and Jane Sloan stand by the poster.
Larry Johnson, left, presents Jane and
Kayo with the "Best of NMC" award.
A detail of the award winning poster.

A poster by Women's Studies Librarian Kayo Denda, Media Librarian Jane Sloan, Douglass Unit Computing Specialist Andrew Ruggiero, and Fordham Multimedia Lab Manager Stacey Carton won a top award at the New Media Consortium summer conference, held in June at the University of Wisconsin in Madison.

The poster, "New Media and Gender at Rutgers: Transcending the Digital Divide and Building Young Women's Capabilities," illustrates the growth of the Fordham Multimedia Laboratory in Rutgers' Douglass Library and the collaborative ventures between the Library and other academic units at Rutgers over the past decade. The poster incorporates eight QR codes that lead to videos posted online, including one of Sharon Fordham talking about her hopes for the use of the Lab in the future, and to websites with background documents and further information on the theme.

Denda and Sloan received the "Best of NMC" award for the poster from Larry Johnson, the chief executive officer of the New Media Consortium.

The New Media Consortium (NMC) is an international not-for-profit consortium of learning-focused organizations dedicated to the exploration and use of new media and new technologies. Its several hundred member institutions constitute an elite list of the most highly regarded colleges and universities in the world, as well as leading museums, key research centers, and some of the world's most forward-thinking companies.

The NMC Summer Conference annually attracts hundreds of highly skilled professionals interested in the integration of emerging technologies into teaching, learning, and creative inquiry.

Congratulations to Kayo, Jane, Andrew and Stacey on your creative and cutting edge work to produce this award-winning poster!

To see the full poster, please go to:

Posted June 30, 2011; July 6, 2011; revised July 20, 2011