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Ellysa Cahoy

  • Education & Behavioral Sciences Librarian
  • Penn State University Libraries
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Recent publications

  • Moving forward: A discussion on the revision of the ACRL information literacy standards for higher education

    • Cahoy E
    • Gibson C
    • Jacobson T
  • Valuing Information Literacy: Affective Learning and the ACRL Standards

    • Cahoy E
    • Schroeder R
    • Cahoy E
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Professional experience

Education & Behavioral Sciences Librarian

Penn State University Libraries

June 2010 - Present

Information Literacy Librarian

Penn State University Libraries

August 2001 - April 2008(7 years)

Middle School Librarian

Convent of the Sacred Heart

August 1998 - December 2000(2 years)

Children's Librarian

Burlington (MA) Public Library

August 1995 - August 1998(3 years)


Master of Arts, Library & Information Science

The University of Iowa

January 1994 - August 1995(2 years)


Ellysa Stern Cahoy is Assistant Head of Library Learning Services 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, library orientation, evidence-based librarianship and library instruction. She is a Faculty Fellow in Penn State’s Teaching and Learning with Technology unit, focused on defining a model for student digital literacy acquisition within the online content creation process. Ms. Cahoy is Co-Director of the Central Pennsylvania K-16 Information Literacy Network, serves on the Executive Committee of the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) Instruction Section, and is Chair of the ACRL Information Literacy Standards Committee.


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