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.
Cynthia L. Thomes is a reference and instruction librarian at the University of Maryland University College in Adelphi, MD.
“I was thrilled and grateful to have received a mid-career librarian scholarship that enabled me to attend ACRL 2017, and I’m very thankful to the scholarship sponsors. Attending ACRL 2017 gave me the opportunity to make valuable connections with other academic librarians, some of whom I’ve since been in touch with to discuss various initiatives in place at our campuses. I also found the opportunity to meet with database vendors to be helpful, as I learned about some new products and about enhancements to existing products that will be helpful to my university’s students and faculty.”