75th Anniversary Scholarship Recipient: Lauren Hays

As part of the celebration of ACRL’s 75th Anniversary, we’ve asked the ACRL 75th Anniversary scholarship recipients to describe the impact of attending the ACRL 2015 Conference on their professional life and/or their library.

Lauren HaysLauren Hays is the Instructional and Research Librarian at MidAmerica Nazarene University in Shawnee Mission, Kansas.

“I work at a small liberal arts university in the Midwest. Our travel budget for professional development is very limited.  The scholarship funds allowed me to attend ACRL 2015 for the first time. I am an early-career librarian and being able to attend ACRL at this stage in my career was invaluable. I learned so much and met so many people who I know will provide life-long support as we all grow in our careers. Thank you.”