75th Anniversary Scholarship Recipient: Madison Sullivan

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.

Sullivan, MadisonMadison Sullivan is a NCSU Libraries Fellow, Research and Information Services + External Relations at North Carolina State University Libraries in Raleigh, North Carolina.

“I had an amazing time at ACRL. My favorite part was probably the Scholarly Communications Unconference. I was able to meet people within the profession, and those that have been my librarian heroes. I love being able to learn from librarians with more experience than myself, and listen to debates and conversations. It helps for me to envision how I might approach a challenge or a project in the future. I also got the chance to further realize the librarian I want to be as I start my new career. It’s really helpful to attend and see what librarians across the country are doing to facilitate teaching and learning, and scholarship.

The keynotes were also extraordinary – probably the best I’ve seen at any conference. Getting to meet and network with fellow librarians is probably the biggest benefit – I loved meeting all the wonderful people and hearing stories about the amazing work they’re doing.”