On March 25, 2021 the ACRL University Library Professional Development Committee sponsored a program on how solo and small organization librarians can build a community to foster professional grown.
Many academic and research librarians work solo or in small organizations. Working in these environments can foster extremely versatile skill-building and independence. However, it can also lead to a feeling of isolation from other librarians. One common concern among librarians who feel disconnected is that they do not have the opportunities to learn from others, and to benefit from mentorship, collaboration, or other opportunities for professional growth.