75th Anniversary Scholarship Recipient: Talea Anderson

As part of the celebration of ACRL’s 75th Anniversary, we’ve asked the ACRL 75th Anniversary scholarship recipients to describe the impact of attending the ACRL 2015 Conference on their professional life and/or their library.

Talea AndersonTalea Anderson is Scholarly Communication Librarian at Washington State University in Pullman, Washington.

“As a young professional, I particularly appreciated the opportunity to attend the ACRL conference for the first time. I have recently begun working in scholarly communication, meaning that I am now handling issues related to copyright, performance metrics, digital preservation, and systems integration. It was really valuable to me to hear how other libraries are addressing these issues. I have certainly incorporated their advice into the work I do now. In addition, the conference also provided me with other opportunities: I was able to present my first academic poster and receive feedback from peers in my discipline. More than that, because of the poster presentation, I received my first invitations to publish following the conference. Overall, the ACRL conference left me feeling more connected to my profession and better set up to succeed in the future. I’d like to thank the ACRL Board for their support and to encourage them to continue supporting scholarships in the future.”