Kellam receives 2019 ACRL ULS Outstanding Professional Development Award

For Immediate Release
Thu, 04/25/2019


Chase Ollis

Program Officer


CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is pleased to announce that Lynda Kellam, data services and government information librarian at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro, has been chosen to receive the 2019 University Libraries Section (ULS) Outstanding Professional Development Award for her work in creating the webinar series “Help! I’m an Accidental Government Information Librarian.”

The $1,000 award and plaque, donated by Library Juice Academy, will be presented to Kellam at the 2019 ALA Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.

“Lynda Kellam has created a unique product which grew out of her recognition that interest in government information is universal,” said award chair Alexandra Rivera of the University of Michigan. “The mission of the series is reflected in the humorous title that acknowledges that while we, as library professionals, may not hold special expertise in government information, we are often called upon to provide access to this important information.”

“The breadth and depth of topics covered in this series is impressive,” continued Rivera. “The fact that they are open access is even more so, with the result that they are heavily utilized by novice and expert alike.”

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 ULS Outstanding Professional Development Award, or a complete list of past recipients, please visit the awards section of the ACRL website.


About ACRL
The Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) is the higher education association for academic libraries and library workers. Representing nearly 10,500 individuals and libraries, ACRL (a division of the American Library Association) develops programs, products, and services to help those working in academic and research libraries learn, innovate, and lead within the academic community. Founded in 1940, ACRL is committed to advancing learning and transforming scholarship. Find ACRL on the webFacebookTwitterInstagram, and YouTube.

About Library Juice Academy
Library Juice Academy offers a range of online professional development workshops for librarians and other library staff, focusing on practical topics to build the skills that librarians need as their jobs evolve. With customers in 55 countries and 100 courses in the catalog, Library Juice Academy is bringing online continuing education to a new level.