Cheryl M. Lamb has been designated as one of nine TAPPI Fellows for 2010. She most recently served as the director of Knowledge Services for Buckman in Memphis, TN. Fellow is an honorary title bestowed upon less than one percent of TAPPI’s membership. It is given to individuals who have made extraordinary technical or service contributions to the industry and/or the Association.

“Cheryl has contributed significantly to the gathering, categorizing and dissemination of explicit and tacit knowledge and experience gained for the benefit of the global paper industry,” said Larry N. Montague, president and CEO of TAPPI. “She has willingly shared her expertise and organizational management skills across the industry.”

Lamb is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh with a B.S. in geology and a Master’s in library science. She received her doctorate in biblical studies and theology from Masters International School of Divinity and is currently a faculty member serving as the school's digital librarian.

Lamb began her career with the U.S. Geological Survey Branch of Astrogeology in Flagstaff, AZ, where she was instrumental in establishing that branch library of the Survey.  Later, she served as coordinator of the Learning Resource Centers at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.  She then worked for a dozen years as manager of the Technical Information Center at Georgia-Pacific. After her retirement from Buckman as director of Knowledge Services, Lamb moved to Ellenton, FL.

Lamb holds memberships in the Institute of Paper Science and Technology, Information Services Division; Special Libraries Association; PIMA; and the Canadian Pulp and Paper Association. She frequently presents at professional meetings including SLA, TAPPI, the Textile Users Information Council and the International Quality and Productivity Center’s Conference. She is a faculty member for the Knowledge Champions Institute in Washington, DC, and has written forInformation Outlookmagazine.

Lamb has been active with TAPPI for nearly 30 years, serving in the Community of Leaders and as chairman and vice chairman of the Information Management Committee. She has also been involved with the Knowledge Information Transition Team and served as vice chairman of the Information Management Committee.

Lamb’s public contributions include the Special Libraries Association for more than 25 years, serving twice as president of the Knowledge Management Section of the organization and twice as president of the Mid-Chapter of SLA. She is also past president of the Special Libraries Division of the Wisconsin Library Association.

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