75th Anniversary Scholarship Recipient: Ariana E. Santiago

Santiago, ArianaAs 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.

Ariana E. Santiago is the Instruction Librarian at the M. D. Anderson Library, University of Houston in Texas.

“The ACRL 2015 Conference in Portland was my first time attending an ACRL Conference, and it also took place shortly after I transitioned into a new job. Throughout the whole conference, I was inspired by the informative sessions, exciting and collegial atmosphere, and thoughtful discussions with librarian colleagues from around the country. My own presentations made the experience even better: I co-presented a poster session and co-facilitated a roundtable discussion, both of which were met with great interest.

I returned from the conference with many new ideas for my own work, and a better understanding of various other areas of academic librarianship. I am incredibly thankful for the Early-Career Librarian Scholarship I received, and can confidently say that the ACRL Conference was my best conference experience to date. I can’t wait for 2017 in Baltimore!”