Kelly McElroy of OSU Libraries and Press is being honored as one of the 50 Movers and Shakers for 2017 among the world’s librarians by Library Journal magazine. She is also a winner of the Rockman Instruction Publication of the Year Award from the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL). McElroy is the Student Engagement and Community Outreach Librarian at OSU Libraries and Press.
The Movers and Shakers awards from Library Journal 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. According to Library Journal, McElroy was selected because of her commitment to the profession and her work as a community builder at OSU and within librarianship.
McElroy also just received the 2017 ACRL Instruction Section Ilene F. Rockman Publication of the Year Award for the two-volume Critical Library Pedagogy Handbook that McElroy coedited in 2016 with Nicole Pagowsky, an Associate Librarian and Instruction Coordinator at the University of Arizona Libraries. This annual award recognizes an outstanding new publication related to instruction in a library environment. The two co-authors share a $3,000 award that will be presented at the American Library Association Annual Conference in June.
About her award-winning efforts, McElroy says, “My work is inherently collaborative in nature. The ‘community’ piece of my job title is really core to the work I do, both at OSU and in librarianship.”
"Professor McElroy is well-deserving of these awards,” says Jane Nichols, Head of the Teaching and Engagement Department at OSU Libraries and Press. “She 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."