ACRL 2015 awards record-breaking 179 scholarships

For Immediate Release
Thu, 02/12/2015

Contact:

Tory Ondrla

Conference Supervisor

ACRL

vondrla@ala.org

CHICAGO - The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) has awarded a record-breaking 179 scholarships for the ACRL 2015 conference. Scholarships were awarded in six categories, including early- and mid-career librarians, support staff and Spectrum Scholar travel grants, amounting to a total of $112,995. Funding for 75 of these scholarships (more than $56,000 in value) was raised through the ACRL 75th Anniversary Kick Start the Future Scholarship Campaign.

“I am thrilled with number of the scholarships given for the conference and for the breadth of recipients,” noted ACRL 2015 Conference Chair Lori Goetsch of Kansas State University. “Scholarship numbers in the early-career group greatly exceeded previous conference, and I am very pleased that we were able to add the mid-career category for Portland.  The ACRL 75th anniversary campaign for scholarships played a significant role in increasing the number of scholarships given, so thanks to all who contributed to that effort.”

The association expresses its sincere appreciation to the individuals and groups who participated in the 75th anniversary campaign. Their support enables ACRL to build the skills and capacities of the next generation to serve the academic and research library profession and create a sustainable community. A full list of scholarship recipients is available on the ACRL 2015 website.

ACRL 2015 will be held March 25-28, 2015, in Portland, Oregon. Complete details, including registration, program and special event information, are available on the conference website.

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The Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) is the higher education association for librarians. Representing more than 11,000 academic and research librarians and interested individuals, ACRL (a division of the American Library Association) is the only individual membership organization in North America that develops programs, products and services to help academic and research librarians learn, innovate and lead within the academic community. Founded in 1940, ACRL is committed to advancing learning and transforming scholarship. ACRL is on the Web at www.acrl.org/, Facebook at www.facebook.com/ala.acrl and Twitter at @ala_acrl.