OSU librarian Kelly McElroy wins major awards

Kelly McElroy of Oregon State University has been named one of the 50 Movers and Shakers for 2017 among the world’s librarians by Library Journal magazine.

McElroy, the student engagement and community outreach librarian at OSU Libraries and Press, also has received the Rockman Instruction Publication of the Year Award from the Association of College and Research Libraries.

The Movers and Shakers awards acknowledge 50 or more emerging library leaders from around the world who are innovative, creative and making a difference in shaping the future of libraries. McElroy was recognized for her commitment to the profession and her work as a community builder.

McElroy received the Rockman Publication of the Year Award for the two-volume Critical Library Pedagogy Handbook that she co-edited in 2016. The award recognizes an outstanding new publication related to instruction in a library environment.

Jane Nichols, head of the Teaching and Engagement Department at OSU Libraries and Press, said that McElroy “is exceptionally skilled at building intentional and lasting relationships to create a more just environment that supports students, whether through direct service or by creating opportunities for colleagues to do the same.”

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