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 Virtual 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.

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)

Danuta Nitecki
Mary Jane Petrowski

Investors ($555 – $739)

Stewards ($371 – $554)
Carolyn H. Allen
Theresa S. Byrd
Anne Marie Casey
Trevor A. Dawes
Lori Goetsch
Douglas K. Lehman
Erika C. Linke
Beth McNeil
Robert F. Rose

Advocates ($186 – $370)

Victoria F. Caplan
Mel DeSart
Ann Campion Riley
Elizabeth M. Salzer
Cynthia K. Steinhoff
Lizabeth A. Wilson

Contributors (up to $185)

Marianne Afifi
Elizabeth Andrews
Kimberly Michele Bailey
Catherine Baldwin
Steven J. Bell
Amanda Binder
Lois Fischer Black
David Braden
John M. Budd
Diane Campagnes
Anna Carlin
Faye A. Chadwell
Kimberly A. Chapman
Helen P. Clements
Margot Conahan
Kim Copenhaver
Amy Craig
April D. Cunningham
Jeanne R. Davidson
Kathryn Deiss
Kevin Robert Dyke
Ray English
Robin L. Ewing
Richard Fein
TaChalla Ferris
Carrie Forbes
Elaine A. Franco
David Free
Catherine R. Friedman
Caroline Fuchs
Joyce Garczynski
Catherine H. Gardiner
Julie Ann Garrison
Julia Gelfand
Mary Glatthaar
Vicki L. Gregory
Cynthia Harrison
Peter Hepburn
Philip Herold
Alex R. Hodges
Claire Holmes
Lisa K. Hopkins
Marna Hostetler
Miriam Intrator
Paula S. Kiser
Linda Kobashigawa
Charles E. Kratz Jr.
Gina Kessler Lee
Claire E. Lobdell
Kara J. Malenfant
Dan Mandeville
Kevin Wade Merriman
Cheryl A. Middleton
Marcia Miller
Sharon Miller
Susan Mina
W. Bede Mitchell
Karen Munro
Marilyn Myers
Cerise Oberman
Marilyn M. Ochoa
Lori J. Ostapowicz-Critz
Erin Elizabeth Owens
Kathy A. Parsons
Rita Pellen
Nancy A. Persons
Jeannette E. Pierce
Lauren Pressley
Brian D. Quigley
Kimberley Reycraft
Jenna L. Rinalducci
Charlotte Roh
Devin Savage
Louise Sherby
Denisse Solis
Helen Spalding
Barbara Stites
Maureen Sullivan
Madison E. Sullivan
Mark Szarko
C. Anne Turhollow
Amy Van Epps
Sarah E. Vaughn
Luke Vilelle
Scott Walter
Krista White
Agnes Widder
Clay G. Williams
Mindy Wilmot
Carol Withers
Lucinda Rush Wittkower
Lorraine A. Wochna

 

Group Contributions

ACRL Anthropology and Sociology Section
ACRL Arts Section
ACRL College Libraries Section
ACRL Community & Junior College Libraries Section
ACRL Distance and Online 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
Members of the ACRL Board of Directors, in honor of Mary Ellen K. Davis*

*Jacquelyn A. Bryant, Theresa Byrd, April D. Cunningham, Emily Daly, Trevor Dawes, Elizabeth A. Dupuis, Caroline Fuchs, Julia A. Gelfand, Irene M.H. Herold, Cinthya Ippoliti, Kelly Jacobsma, Linda Kopecky, Susan Kroll, Michael LaCroix, John A. Lehner, Debbie Malone, Beth McNeil, W. Bede Mitchell, Karen Munro, Marilyn M. Ochoa, Robert F. Rose, Cynthia Steinhoff, Maureen Sullivan

“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
225 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1300
Chicago, IL 60601

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.