Ellysa Stern Cahoy

education and behavioral sciences librarian and assistant director at the Pennsylvania Center for the Book at Pennsylvania State University


“Ellysa Stern Cahoy has made significant contributions to the advancement of information literacy in academic libraries and beyond,” said IS Miriam Dudley Award Chair Stephanie A. Michel, reference and instruction librarian at the University of Portland. “Cahoy is nationally recognized for her work on students’ transition from school to college, which includes co-founding the Central Pennsylvania K-16 Information Literacy Network to build partnerships between K-12 and academic librarians.

Awards Won

Title Year
Miriam Dudley Instruction Librarian Award

This award recognizes an individual librarian who has made an especially significant contribution to the advancement of instruction in a college or research library environment. The award honors Miriam Dudley, whose pioneering efforts in the field of bibliographic instruction led to the formation of the ACRL Instruction Section (formerly ACRL Bibliographic Instruction Section).

2013 - Winner(s)