We’ve asked the ACRL 2017 Conference scholarship recipients to describe the impact of attending the ACRL 2017 Conference on their professional life and/or their library.
Ali Krzton is a research data management librarian at Auburn University in Auburn, AL.
“The opportunity to go to ACRL was a game-changer for me. As a MLIS student doing a distance course, I had few opportunities to interact with other librarians. The scholarship was the difference between getting to go to ACRL 2017 and staying home. My conference experience was the perfect bookend to my final semester in the MLIS program, and I even got to meet some of my professors and classmates in person for the first time! The best part was the chance to make contacts in my new profession and get an introduction to the breadth of what academic librarians do. Thanks, ACRL!”