For immediate release | February 2, 2016

Pearl Ly receives ACRL CJCLS EBSCO Community College Learning Resources Leadership Award

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is pleased to announce that Pearl Ly, director of the learning commons at Skyline College in San Bruno, California, has been chosen to receive the 2016 Community and Junior College Libraries Section (CJCLS) EBSCO Community College Learning Resources Leadership Award.

The $750 award and plaque, donated by EBSCO Information Services, will be presented to Ly at the 2016 ALA Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida.

“Dr. Ly stood out to the committee as an impressive example of early career leadership,” said award Co-Chairs Sarah North of Casper College and Julia Mielish of Wake Technical Community College. “Her promotion to administration has been underscored by significant achievements in both local and national spheres. She has demonstrated a strong dedication to leadership within the field, and has been a passionate library advocate. The committee is excited to offer her the CJCLS Leadership Award and looks forward to her future accomplishments.”

Ly received her master’s degrees in Library and Information Science and in Latin American Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles, and her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from the University of California, San Diego/California State University San Marcos.

For more information regarding the ACRL CJCLS EBSCO Community College Learning Resources Leadership 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 librarians. Representing more than 11,000 academic and research librarians and interested individuals, ACRL (a division of the American Library Association) develops programs, products and services to help academic and research librarians learn, innovate and lead within the academic community. Founded in 1940, ACRL is committed to advancing learning and transforming scholarship. ACRL is on the Web at, Facebook at and Twitter at @ala_acrl.

About EBSCO Information Services

EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 8,000 discovery customers in over 100 countries. EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) provides each institution with a comprehensive, single search box for its entire collection, offering unparalleled relevance ranking quality and extensive customization. EBSCO is also the preeminent provider of online research content for libraries, including hundreds of research databases, historical archives, point-of-care medical reference, and corporate learning tools serving millions of end users at tens of thousands of institutions. EBSCO is the leading provider of electronic journals & books for libraries, with subscription management for more than 360,000 serials, including more than 57,000 e-journals, as well as online access to more than 800,000 e-books. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at: EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., a family owned company since 1944.


Chase Ollis

Program Coordinator