75th Anniversary Scholarship Recipient: Rebecca Halpern

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.

Rebecca HalpernRebecca Halpern is the Assistant University Librarian and Social Work Virtual Academic Center Librarian at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

“ACRL 2015 was an essential conference for me to build my professional skills. I’m the librarian of a completely online program – the only librarian of my kind at my university — and ACRL’s panels on critical library instruction, pedagogies, and incorporating the new framework were fantastic. These panels helped me to not only refocus my own instruction for non-traditional, online students, but I took what I learned to the rest of my colleagues.”