Kellam named 2019 Marta Lange/SAGE-CQ Press Award winner

For Immediate Release
Tue, 02/26/2019

Contact:

Chase Ollis

Program Officer

ACRL

collis@ala.org

CHICAGO – Lynda Kellam, social sciences data librarian at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro, has been awarded the 2019 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Politics, Policy, and International Relations Section (PPIRS) Marta Lange/SAGE-CQ Press Award. The award, established in 1996 by LPSS, honors an academic or law librarian who has made distinguished contributions to bibliography and information service in law or political science.

SAGE-CQ Press, sponsor of the award, will present the $1,000 award and plaque to Kellam during the 2019 ALA Annual Conference in Washington, DC.

“Lynda Kellam has provided distinguished service in political science librarianship,” said award chair Erin Ackerman, social sciences librarian at the College of New Jersey. “The tools and programs she has created have an enormous impact on the profession as a whole and individual librarians.”

“Lynda created and continues to coordinate the webinar series ‘Help! I’m an Accidental Government Information Librarian,’” Ackerman continued. “These webinars cover a wide range of topics from Brexit to Census data to the U.S. Geological Survey. With this series – now in its ninth year – as well as in her work on academic databrarianship, Lynda creates opportunities for librarians to connect and share the information that helps us do our jobs better.”

Kellam received her B.A. and M.L.I.S. from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro and her M.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

For more information regarding the ACRL PPIRS Marta Lange/SAGE-CQ Press Award, or a complete list of past recipients, please visit the awards section of the ACRL website. 

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