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.
Melissa Del Castillo is a virtual learning and outreach librarian at Florida International University in Miami, FL.
“Attending the ACRL 2017 Conference in Baltimore has been the highlight of my professional development activities thus far. Attending sessions focused on my primary job functions as an academic librarian was invaluable and a networking bonanza. It was my first ACRL conference and now I am committed to attending their next conference. Funding can be difficult in this time of lean budgeting and this scholarship was a means to taking advantage of rousing workshops, thought provoking shared stories, cool tech tools, and the warm comradery of the Association of Colleges & Research Libraries.
Thank you to ACRL for this opportunity to join a great group of speakers, presenters, vendors, and fellow librarians was made possible as a ACRL 2017 scholarship recipient.”