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.
Maureen Garvey is a reference and instruction librarian at the College of Staten Island, CUNY in Staten Island, NY.
“Attending ACRL 2017 was invaluable to me professionally in several ways, and receiving the Early-Career Librarian Scholarship made it possible. The Baltimore Convention Center was a fantastic venue. The content of sessions let me more deeply explore areas relevant to my work, and also, importantly, let me learn more about areas of interest that I don’t get to directly experience at work. Presenting a contributed paper with colleagues was such a beneficial experience and boosted my confidence, which is very much appreciated as an early-career librarian in a tenure-track position. The wonderful keynote sessions that I attended, from author and professor Roxane Gay and Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden, were inspiring and energizing. I was so excited to go back to work and apply that energy and knowledge to what I do day-to-day. I thank our donors for making this possible, it really supports the profession of librarianship tremendously.”