75th Anniversary Scholarship Recipient: Kim Pittman

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.

Kim Pittman is the Reference & Information Literacy Librarian at the University of Minnesota – Duluth.

“Yes, ACRL 2015 was great! As always, it was very helpful to get away from my work routine, encounter new ideas, and reflect on how I approach things. I really enjoyed catching up with former colleagues and meeting new people.

Sessions I attended have helped me and my colleagues think more creatively about integrating information literacy into the curriculum, and consider how we can support student inquiry in the topic exploration phase of research. I attended several sessions led by participants in ACRL’s Assessment in Action program: this helped me learn more about the program and prepare my library’s (successful) application to AiA.

Overall, it was a great experience, and I very much appreciated the scholarship. At my library, travel requests FAR exceed the amount of funding available each year. My scholarship made my attendance possible, and helped us stretch our travel funds further.

Thanks so much!”