First-timers – Get a conference buddy!

Are you planning to attend your first ACRL Conference? First-time attendees are invited to sign up for a conference buddy who can guide you through selecting conference sessions, navigating the conference venue, and answer any other questions you might have. This is a great way to learn about ACRL and expand your professional network!

DEADLINE: The deadline for Mentees to sign up for a Buddy is March 1. Please note: all comments and e-mail addresses will be added and view-able publicly on a Buddy sign up form used to match you to a Buddy.

Get a Buddy!

How much time are we talking? How do we start?

It’s up to you and your buddy. We will instruct your buddy/mentor to make the first contact with you. If you do not hear from them, please contact one of the membership committee members below. You may want to meet up with your buddy after the ACRL Engagement Fair (a great start for first-time attendees or a refresher for experienced conference goers) or go the Exhibits, have coffee, or grab some lunch together. You might meet up with your buddy just once, or a few times throughout the conference. The intent is primarily to help orient you to the event and help you feel comfortable (we were all new once!).


We are happy to help, please contact ACRL Membership Committee members, Katie Gibson at or Liz Bagley