75th Anniversary Scholarship Recipient: Sarah Morris

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.

Morris, SarahSarah Morris is the Research and Instruction Librarian at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania.

“Thank you for reaching out, and thank you for everything that you have done to help raise money for scholarship recipients. Last year I received a student scholarship to attend ACRL in Portland, Oregon. I felt incredibly lucky to have received it, because without it I would have been unable to attend.

While at the conference I went to several lectures on Digital Humanities, which were as helpful for introducing me to members of the DH community as they were for their content. In my new position as Research and Instruction Librarian at Lafayette College, I have taken on some responsibility for brining Digital Humanities and innovative instruction into undergraduate classrooms. I am so thankful to have learned at the conference other institutions that are piloting programs, other individuals who care about these things. It has given me more of a safety net as I embark on this new task because I have a sounding board of amazing, experienced librarians to ask.

Thank you so much for the opportunity that helped put my early career on a firmer foundation.”