WGSS Award for Career Achievement in Women & Gender Studies Librarianship

About the WGSS Award for Career Achievement in Women & Gender Studies Librarianship This award is given annually to honor a distinguished academic librarian who has made outstanding contributions to women and gender studies through accomplishments and service to the profession.  This award was established in 1999.

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2016 Winner(s)

Kayo Denda

Head of the Margery Somers Foster Center and Women’s Studies Librarian at Rutgers University

“Throughout her career, Kayo has been involved in planning and implementing academic and research programs in women & gender studies that are exemplary,” said award Chair Diane Fulkerson, director of information commons/library services at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee. “She is an active member in WGSS and IFLA, and is a role model for not only women and gender studies librarians, but for all academic librarians.”

Denda is a past chair of WGSS. She led the team of activists and librarians that created the Center for Women’s Global Leadership Poster Collection, which won the 2012 ACRL WGSS Significant Achievement Award. Denda currently serves as liaison to Rutgers University’s Department of Women’s and Gender Studies, the Institute for Women’s Leadership, the Institute for Research on Women, the Center for Women’s Global Leadership and the Douglass Residential College.