75th Anniversary Scholarship Donor: Le Moyne W. Anderson

As part of the celebration of ACRL’s 75th Anniversary, we’ve launched a fundraising campaign to fund 75 scholarships for ACRL 2015. Over the course of the campaign, we’ll profile the ACRL 75th Anniversary scholarship donors and learn why they chose to support to the campaign.

KM_C454e-20150819102839Le Moyne W. Anderson is currently retired in Fort Collins, Colorado. He served as ACRL President from 1979 to 1980.

1. Describe yourself in three words: Honest, dedicated, compassionate.

2. Why do you support the 75th ACRL Anniversary scholarship campaign? To enable younger academic librarians to attend the ACRL Conference in Portland.

3. What might someone be surprised to know about you? As ACRL President, my situation was somewhat unique inasmuch during half of my term, I was also president of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL).

4. Since you’ve become a member of ACRL, tell us about someone who influenced you in some way. I became an ACRL member in 1947-48 at the urging of my first boss Charles Harvey Brown at Iowa State (he was also an ACRL President).

5. What do you hope ACRL will achieve in the next 75 years? Adhere to the goals of the organization as enunciated in the ACRL constitution and bylaws.

6. In your opinion, what is the most important work that ACRL does? Develop, establish, and accept the ACRL mission statements. These forthright declarations foster the major goals flowing naturally from this posture.