Lynda Kellam receives 2013 UNCG School of Education Early Career Alumni Award

Congratulations to Lynda Kellam, winner of a 2013 UNCG School of Education Early Career Alumni Award! The Early Career Award recognizes achievement in the profession 8 years since graduation.Lynda Kellum

Biography:

Lynda Kellam graduated with her MLIS from UNCG in May 2007, and at which time assumed the position of Data Services and Government Information Librarian at UNCG Libraries. She has been active at UNCG in connecting students and faculty, especially those in the social sciences, with the information they need to ensure their academic success and research endeavors. She has also taught an undergraduate class for the Political Science Department as well as Ashby Residence Hall. In addition to her contributions to UNCG, she is active in the Library and Information Studies Alumni Association (UNCG), serving as Communications Officer since 2009 which includes maintaining its blog. Furthermore, she is currently serving as co-coordinator of the Library and Information Studies Department’s Professional Mentoring Program, which starting in January 2012 has been connecting library and information students with a professional mentor.

In the five years since graduation Kellam has been made over 30 presentations at regional and national conferences and taught five workshops focusing on library technology, and published five journal articles, one book chapter and a book. Co-authored with Katharin Peter, Numeric data services and sources for the general reference librarian (Oxford: Chandos Publishing, 2011) covers online data sources, numeric data services, Web 2.0 visual and mapping tools, and the use of statistics and data in library instruction. Furthermore, Kellam blogs about data sources and shares her library experiences on her own blog.

In addition to her scholarly and creative contributions, Kellam is active in state and national professional associations, taking on leadership roles such as Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect, 2012-2013, of the Law and Political Science Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries, and Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect, 2009-2011 of the Government Resources Section of the North Carolina Library Association. Lastly, her achievements include being the recipient of several conference travel scholarships and in 2010 Kellam was selected as an American Library Association Emerging Leader, a leadership development program for new librarians. Here are links to her CV and her LinkedIn page.

Lynda Kellam will not be present at the following event, as she will be at the ACRL Conference. Please send congratulations along in person or electronically.

2013 UNCG School of Education Alumni Awards Celebration

Featuring a special panel discussion on NC Education Reform in Early Literacy

Friday, April 12, 2013 • 3:00pm

School of Education Building, Room #120

Please join the UNCG School of Education as we celebrate the accomplishments of distinguished School of Education alumni for their dedicated service to UNCG and their communities during our annual Alumni Awards ceremony.

The Alumni Awards Celebration will begin at 3:00pm with a panel discussion on North Carolina Education Reform in Early Literacy, followed by the Awards Ceremony.

Topics to be discussed at the panel discussion include the Read to Achieve Initiative, description of reading 3-D assessments required in K-3 grades for the State of North Carolina, the impact on school systems, principals and administrators on these initiatives, as well as discussion on how the Read to Achieve Initiative, including the new Foundations of Reading teacher licensure exam, affects higher education faculty in their teacher preparation planning.

Guest panelists to include:

* Beth Folger, Chief Academic Officer, Guilford County Schools

* Carolyn Guthrie, Head of Division of Early Literacy, NC Department of Public Instruction

* Constance Hash, Principal, Forest Park Elementary School (Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools)

*Pamela Williamson, Associate Professor, Specialized Education Services, UNCG School of Education

Dean Karen Wixson of the UNCG School of Education will serve as moderator for this discussion.

Admission is free and open to the public.

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