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.
Gesina A. Phillips is a digital scholarship librarian at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA.
“As an early-career librarian, being able to attend ACRL 2017 gave me a chance to meet people outside of my immediate librarian networks and gave me new ideas to bring back to my institution. As I’ve been learning the ropes of professional librarianship, I have found that it is surprisingly easy for me to lose sight of the exciting things going on across the country (and around the world!) in our field. Being given the opportunity to attend this conference gave me a chance to look outward and to make new connections and harvest new ideas.
Thank you for the opportunity!”