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.
Elizabeth Davidson is the head of public services for Hoover Library at McDaniel College in Westminster, MD.
“The ACRL 2017 Conference in Baltimore was an incredible learning opportunity, focused as it was on topics and issues that were relevant to me as an academic librarian. The Early-Career Librarian Scholarship supported me in my attendance, which I had not before been able to afford. The experience itself was overwhelming and powerful with its excess of richly educational programs and sessions.
I returned to my workplace thoughtful and inspired, with better perspective on approaches that my peers are taking to address the challenges in our field. Being a scholarship recipient opened a door to this new opportunity for self-improvement and professional development, and I look forward to many years of attendance to come. Thank you again.”