Support the future of Academic Librarianship!

We invite you to invest in the future leaders of the profession as they seek to gain the experience, knowledge, and connections needed to advance learning and transform scholarship in the 21st century.

ACRL is able to award scholarships to the academic and research library community to attend the ACRL Conference thanks to donors like you. ACRL is strongly dedicated to equity, diversity, and inclusion. The Scholarships Committee gives preference to applicants who are from diverse cultural/ethnic backgrounds, serve under-represented groups, and have not previously been awarded an ACRL scholarship.

Give to ACRL 2021 Scholarships

Benefits of Giving

Your tax-deductible donation of any amount will provide scholarships for new professionals and students and help to ensure the future vitality of the profession, the higher education community, and the association. All donors to the 2021 Campaign will be recognized on the Conference website and the Friends section of the ACRL website. Donors who give at varying levels will also receive the following:

Visionaries: $740 and up
ACRL Visionary ribbon; reserved seating at the ACRL 2021 Keynote presentations; invitation with guests to Scholarship Breakfast and special donor appreciation reception at the ACRL 2021 Conference in Seattle; donor profile on the ACRL 2021 Conference Scholarship Campaign webpage; invitation to participate in a focus group at the ACRL 2021 Conference.

Investors: $555-739
ACRL Investor ribbon; reserved seating at the ACRL 2021 Keynote presentations; invitation to special donor appreciation reception at the ACRL 2021 Conference in Seattle; donor profile on the ACRL 2021 Conference Scholarship Campaign webpage.

Stewards: $371-554
ACRL Steward ribbon; reserved seating at the ACRL 2021 Keynote presentations; invitation to special donor appreciation reception at the ACRL 2021 Conference in Seattle; donor profile on the ACRL 2021 Conference Scholarship Campaign webpage.

Advocates: $185-$370
ACRL Advocate ribbon; reserved seating at the ACRL 2021 Keynote presentations; invitation to special donor appreciation reception at the ACRL 2021 Conference in Seattle.

Contributors: Up to $185
ACRL Contributor ribbon; invitation to special donor appreciation reception at the ACRL 2021 Conference in Seattle.

Group Contributions
Rally your troops and get a named scholarship for one of your group’s members. See details.

Visionaries ($740 and above)

Investors ($555 – $739)

 

Stewards ($371 – $554)
Carolyn H. Allen
Robert F. Rose

Advocates ($186 – $370)

Contributors (up to $185)

Elizabeth Andrews
David Braden
Diane Campagnes
Anna Carlin
Amy Craig
Kathryn Deiss
Mel DeSart
Ray English
Robin L. Ewing
Richard Fein
TaChalla Ferris
Carrie Forbes
Joyce Garczynski
Catherin Gardiner
Julia Gelfand
Mary Glatthaar
Lori Goetsch
Cynthia Harrison
Peter Hepburn
Claire Holmes
Lisa K. Hopkins
Marna Hostetler
Linda Kobashigawa
Dan Mandeville
Beth McNeil
Marcia Miller
Sharon Miller
Susan Mina
W. Bede Mitchell
Karen Munro
Cerise Oberman
Lori Ostapowicz-Critz
Rita Pellen
Lauren Pressley
Kimberley Reycraft
Jenna L. Rinalducci
Charlotte Roh
Helen Spalding
Barbara Stites
Maureen Sullivan
Madison E. Sullivan
Mark Szarko
Krista White
Agnes Widder

Group Contributions

ACRL Anthropology and Sociology Section
ACRL Arts Section
ACRL College Libraries Section
ACRL Community & Junior College Libraries Section
ACRL Distance Learning Section
ACRL Education and Behavioral Sciences Section
ACRL Instruction Section
ACRL Literatures in English Section
ACRL Politics, Policy & International Relations Section
ACRL Science and Technology Section
ACRL University Libraries Section
ACRL Women and Gender Studies Section

“It was refreshing to be among colleagues from all over the country at the ACRL 2019 conference. I enjoyed the workshops that inspired me to bring new ideas into the classroom and to discuss the challenges and highlights of working as a librarian in a higher education institution. I would not have had that opportunity if it weren’t for the scholarship. I consider these conferences to be essential for my professional growth and I am grateful to have the professional and financial support from ACRL and ALA. A very BIG thanks to the donors for providing me the opportunity and for providing future opportunities for others.”

TaChalla Ferris, ACRL 2019 Conference Scholarship Recipient

Information Literacy Librarian, Shoreline Community College

“The ACRL Early-Career Scholarship enabled me to attend my first (but definitely not last!) ACRL Conference in 2019. As a community college librarian, I don’t often have the time to conduct professional research and test out new programs, so I was delighted to gain so much knowledge and inspiration from my fellow academic librarians; much of which I was able to easily translate into my every day work. The conference also provided me a unique opportunity to meet with other academic librarians from around the country. I am continually grateful to the generous ACRL Scholarship donors because without their contributions, attending such an essential conference would have been nearly impossible. Thank you!”

Rita Suarez, ACRL 2019 Conference Scholarship Recipient

Instruction & Outreach Librarian, East Los Angeles College

Ready to contribute?

You may also send a check and printed donation form to:

The Friends of ACRL
Association of College & Research Libraries
50 E. Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611-2795

Donating as part of a membership group? Make sure to include your group’s name in the “Tribute” section of the donation form to support your group’s fundraising efforts.

For more information about group donations and named scholarships, visit our Group Fundraising page.

Questions?

For questions about the ACRL Conference Scholarship Campaign, please contact Mary Jane Petrowski, ACRL Associate Director, at mpetrowski@ala.org or 312-280-2523.