ELGIN – Judson University librarian and professor Lynn Hammerlund of Lake in the Hills has been inducted as the 27th member of the Illinois Library Luminaries of the Illinois Library Association. She was nominated and sponsored by Algonquin Area Public Library, Friends of the Algonquin Area Public Library, and her colleagues at the Benjamin P. Browne Library at Judson University.
She just celebrated her 25th anniversary joining the Board of Trustees for the Algonquin Area Public Library, serving as board president for 20 years. During her tenure, she has led two successful referenda for building a new Algonquin Area Public Library and renovating the branch library, and pushed for annexations to bring more residents into the library district.
Hammerlund is an associate professor at Judson University, and has served as the university’s librarian of cataloging, acquisitions and music for 30 years.
“My passion is for cataloging, teaching students how to be information-savvy super researchers, and serving as an advocate for the library in my community,” she said.
The Illinois Library Luminaries honor those who have made a significant contribution to Illinois libraries and whose supporters make a contribution of at least $1,000 to the Illinois Library Association Endowment on their behalf. This honor roll for Illinois libraries serves the dual purpose of recognizing outstanding voices in the library community, while creating a legacy through the ILA Endowment to continue their important work.