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Gerald Holmes honored with special Outstanding Service Award by African American Studies Program

Photo of Gerald HolmesReference Librarian and Diversity Coordinator Gerald Holmes received a special Outstanding Service Award from UNCG’s African American Studies Program.

In citing him for the award, which is not given on a regular basis, Director of African American Studies Tara Green noted that in addition to his primary responsibilities as a reference librarian and library liaison, Holmes serves on a variety of committees and organizations including the UNCG Black Faculty and Staff Association, and Chancellor Brady’s Advisory Committee on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. Holmes served as part of the team to aid in the reaccreditation of the Department of Library and Information Studies by the American Library Association and has been cited by Provost Perrin as a faculty member who has an “above and beyond commitment” to Student Affairs.

Holmes is a co-principal investigator of three grants received from the Institute of Museum and Library Studies for the Academic Cultural and Enrichment Scholars program at UNCG.

Within the profession of librarianship, he is an active member of the American Library Association, the Black Caucus of the American Library Association, the North Carolina Library Association, and the North Carolina Library Association’s Roundtable for Ethnic and Minority Concerns.

By Barry Miller
Full story at Friends of the UNCG Libraries blog.