About Ellysa

Ellysa Stern Cahoy is an Education Librarian and an Assistant Director of the Pennsylvania Center for the Book in the Penn State University Libraries, University Park.  A former children’s librarian and school library media specialist, Ms. Cahoy has published research and presented on information literacy, evidence-based librarianship, library instruction, and personal archiving.  In 2014, she was awarded a $440,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to fund the further exploration of faculty’s personal scholarly archiving practices and needs (building upon the work of a 2012 grant). Ms. Cahoy is currently vice-chair / chair-elect of the Association of College & Research Libraries Instruction Section. She is past chair of the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) Information Literacy Competency Standards Committee and chaired the initial ACRL Information Literacy Competency Standards Review Task Force.  In 2013, Ellysa received the Miriam Dudley Instruction Librarian Award from the ACRL Instruction Section.

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