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.
Sarah Vaughn is the access services manager for university libraries at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, CO.
“ACRL 2017 in Baltimore was an incredible experience for me professionally. I met many colleagues from far-flung places, heard about interesting programming and new ideas, and was inspired many ways. The biggest growth experience for me was presenting in a panel about collaborating with public libraries. The whole process of working with our team to create a proposal, developing the presentation, rehearsing and then delivering the presentation, was a wonderful learning experience and something I never thought I would do as a paraprofessional. The scholarship I received was a piece of making that possible and my thanks go out to the generous donors who fund the scholarships.”