Give Back This Holiday Season with a Gift to ACRL

Our generous donors have extended their Giving Tuesday matching gifts through the end of the year, so there’s still time to support the Friends of ACRL.

Please consider a gift to the ACRL Conference Scholarship Fund in support of the ACRL 2019 Conference Scholarship Campaign by December 31, 2018. There is no better value for the money and no better way to make a double difference. Your gift will . . .

Spread Joy

Sixty-one library school students hope to attend the ACRL 2019 Conference in Cleveland. Your gift can help them connect with the larger community of academic librarians and forge relationships that will help them develop as future colleagues. Your gift is guaranteed to inspire gratitude and deep appreciation.

True story:  “Because I attended ACRL 2017, I was able not only to grow my network but also take away valuable ideas that I would go on to use and build on in on campus interviews and in the first months of my first professional library job. I have no doubt that my experiences at ACRL directly led to my successful job search.” – ACRL 2017 Conference Scholarship Recipient Kodi Saylor

Pay It Forward

One hundred fifty-six early-career academic and research librarians have applied for scholarships to attend the ACRL 2019 Conference.  Help your new colleagues to further improve their skills, expertise, and confidence. Join past scholarship recipients in supporting the next generation of academic librarians leaders by donating to the ACRL Conference Scholarship Fund.

True story:  “I found the atmosphere and collegiality of this conference inviting and mutually supportive. I came away with new knowledge and resources, but, more importantly, new professional contacts and potential collaborators from across the country. I’m grateful for the opportunity to be introduced to ACRL and the professional community.” – ACRL 2017 Conference Scholarship Recipient John Martin

Double In Value

Eighty-three mid-career academic and research librarians are seeking scholarship support. Gifts to the ACRL Conference Scholarship Fund will be matched up to $10,000 until December 31, 2018 and will be instrumental in helping mid-career colleagues embrace new leadership roles and transform their libraries.

True story: “Attending ACRL 2017 as a “mid-career” librarian provided me with a professional development opportunity that mirrors where I am in my career: learning and growing as a leader but also serving as a mentor to new professionals. I was able to explore the intersection between these two areas, and benefited greatly from the discussions and presentations from librarians who have so much to offer – both accomplished professionals and those with fresh new perspectives.” – ACRL 2017 Conference Scholarship Recipient Melissa Malon

Give Two Holiday Gifts

Honor someone with a tribute gift and support scholarships for forty library support staff members who hope to attend the ACRL 2019 Conference.   Your gift of appreciation will  delight a colleague and help to make the ACRL Conference an inclusive experience for all who work in libraries.

True story: “Thank you ACRL for inviting me to a career experience of a lifetime. Before the conference, I honestly had no idea what I saw myself doing for the next 20 years in the workforce besides administrative work. Thanks to ACRL Conference 2017, I know I would like to become a Media Specialist Librarian for an Elementary School. Thank you all once again for the great opportunity.” – ACRL 2017 Conference Scholarship Recipient AiJewel Ballard

We sincerely appreciate your generosity this holiday season!