75th Anniversary Scholarship Recipient: Debbie Feisst

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.

Feisst, DebbieDebbie Feisst is the Acting Digitization Librarian at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

“Being able to attend ACRL 2015 in Portland (my first ACRL!) was a real watershed moment for me in terms of association involvement.  Having attended several ALA Annuals, I realized that the ACRL programming was really the ‘good stuff’ that I wanted to take part in.  I will definitely be attending future ACRLs! Having the funds to be able to attend connected me with section contacts that I had only through email and redefined my priorities and purpose as an academic librarian.  Thank you.”