Conference Scholarships

The Association of College and Research Libraries will award over 150 scholarships for this conference in five categories worth over $100,000.

ACRL expresses its sincere appreciation to the groups and individuals that donate to conference scholarships. Their generosity enables ACRL to build the skills and capacities of the next generation to lead and serve our profession.

Give to ACRL 2019 Scholarships today!

The application to apply for ACRL 2019 scholarships has now closed. Applicants were notified of their status in December.

Congratulations to our 2019 Scholarship recipients!

The Association of College and Research Libraries awarded 170 scholarships for this conference in five categories worth a record-breaking $124,210. Eighty-five of these scholarships (over $66,000 in value) came from the ACRL Scholarship Campaign. ACRL expresses its sincere appreciation to the groups and individuals that participated in this campaign. Their support enables ACRL to build the skills and capacities of the next generation to lead and serve our profession.

Early Career

Kalani Adolpho, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Nora Almeida, New York City College of Technology, City University of New York – ACRL Instruction Section Awardee
Nathasha Alvarez, East Los Angeles College – ACRL Instruction Section Awardee
Marion Archer, Heartland Community College – ACRL Arts Section Awardee
Catherine Baldwin, University of Pittsburgh at Bradford – ACRL Arts Section Awardee
Megan Benson, Binghamton University
Aja Bettencourt-McCarthy, Oregon Institute of Technology Library
Craig Boman, Miami University
Symphony Bruce, American University
Alison Caffrey, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Sierra Campbell, Fox College
Ann Chiu, Warner Pacific University
Renee Clark, University of Arkansas at Monticello
Melissa DeWitt, Regis University
Elizabeth Dobbins, Campbell University
Carlos Duarte, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs – ACRL Anthropology and Sociology Section Awardee
Orolando Duffus, University of Houston – ACRL University Libraries Section Awardee
Erin Durham, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Caroline Eckardt, Salisbury University
Jennifer Eltringham, University of Colorado. Colorado Springs
Tonya Ferrell, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Jennifer Ferretti, Maryland Institute College of Art
TaChalla Ferris, Shoreline Community College
Mandi Goodsett, Cleveland State University
Audrey Gunn, Mississippi State University
Mariya Gyendina, University of Minnesota
Annah Hackett, Grand View University Library
Angela Hackstadt, University at Albany, State University of New York
Kelly Hallisy, Ithaca College Library
Amanda Hawk, Louisiana State University
Vaughan Hennen, Dakota State University
Sandy Hervieux, McGill University
Brittany Hickey, Columbia College
Zhehan Jiang, University of Alabama
Kayleen Jones, University of Minnesota, Duluth
Denise Kane, California State University, San Marcos – ACRL Education and Behavioral Sciences Section Awardee
HyunSeung Koh, University of Northern Iowa
Josette Kubicki, Augusta University
Katharine Macy, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Gary Marks, Jr., William Paterson University of New Jersey
Jenessa McElfresh, Clemson University
Erin Merrill, Westminster College – ACRL Education and Behavioral Sciences Section Awardee
Michael Mohkamkar, Florida State University
Adrian Morales, El Paso Community College
Abigail Morris, Texas Woman’s University
Chelsea Nesvig, University of Washington Bothell/Cascadia College – ACRL Politics, Policy, and International Relations Section Awardee
Cali Neuberger, Doane University
Sarah Obenauf, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology – ACRL College Libraries Section Awardee
Natalie Ornat, University of North Carolina, Charlotte – ACRL Literatures in English Section Awardee
Sarah Owen, Independence Community College
Carrie Owens, Erie Community College, State University of New York
Lindsay Ozburn, Utah State University
Laurin Paradise, Manhattan College
Treshani Perera, University of Kentucky
Russel Peterson, University of Alabama
Masyn Phoenix, Tillamook Bay Community College
Hale Polebaum-Freeman, Williams College
Charissa Powell, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Tamara Rhodes, University of California, San Diego – ACRL Education and Behavioral Sciences Section Awardee
Katie Robinson, University of Texas at Dallas – ACRL University Libraries Section Awardee
Ariana Santiago, University of Houston
Feng-Ru Sheu, Kent State University
Jennifer Shimada, Relay Graduate School of Education
Samantha Smith, Lamar State College–Orange
Lindsey Sprague, University of North Carolina, Charlotte
Brittani Sterling, Georgia State University
Rita Suarez, East Los Angeles College – ACRL Community and Junior College Libraries Section Awardee
Laura Tadena, University of Texas at Austin
Lindsey Taggart, Missouri State University
Mea Warren, University of Houston
Erin Weber, University of Tennessee at Martin
Jennifer Whelan, College of the Holy Cross
Jamia Williams, Upstate Medical University, State University of New York
Mindy Wilmot, Bakersfield College
Carin Yavorcik, Concordia University–Portland

Spectrum Scholars

Stephanie Akau, University of New Mexico / San Jose State University
Nicola Andrews, North Carolina State University
Alexa Carter, North Carolina State University
Brittany Paloma Fiedler, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Serge Rodriguez, Queens College / Guttman Community College, City University of New York
Kelli Yakabu, University of Washington

Mid-Career

Marquel Anteola, Texas Wesleyan University
Sara Arnold-Garza, Towson University – ACRL Politics, Policy, and International Relations Section Awardee
Sandy Avila, University of Central Florida – ACRL Science and Technology Section Awardee
Deb Baker, Manchester Community College Library – ACRL Women and Gender Studies Section Awardee
Amanda Binder, University of North Carolina, Charlotte
Rebecca Blunk, College of Southern Nevada – ACRL Arts Section Awardee
Sara Breshears, College of the Canyons – ACRL Distance Learning Section Awardee
Brianna Buljung, Colorado School of Mines
Jonathan Bull, Valparaiso University
Vivian Bynoe, Georgia Southern University
Patricia Caldwell, North Dakota State College of Sciences
Megan Coder, State University of New York at New Paltz
Ashley Creek, University of Saint Mary
Lorna Dawes, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Janice Derr, Eastern Illinois University
Sarah Gilchrist, Towson University – Arts Section Awardee
Martinique Hallerduff, Dominican University – ACRL Women and Gender Studies Section Awardee
Colleen Harris, California State University, Channel Islands
Amy James, Spring Arbor University
Geoff Johnson, Auraria Library / University of Colorado, Denver
Michelle Keba, Palm Beach Atlantic University
Hana Kim, University of Toronto – ACRL Digital Scholarship Section Awardee
Claire Lobdell, Greenfield Community College – ACRL Distance Learning Section Awardee
Erica Lopez, University of Houston
Diana Matthews, Santa Fe College
Alanna Aiko Moore, University of California, San Diego – ACRL Anthropology and Sociology Section Awardee
Abby Moore, University of North Carolina, Charlotte
Lalitha Nataraj, California State University, San Marcos – ACRL Women and Gender Studies Section Awardee
Michelle Nielsen Ott, Methodist College
Sarah Norris, University of Central Florida – ACRL College Libraries Section Awardee
Michael Peper, University of Kansas
Anne E. Rauh, Syracuse University Libraries
Leila June Rod-Welch, University of Northern Iowa – ACRL Distance Learning Section Awardee
Melde Rutledge, Wake Forest University – ACRL Digital Scholarship Section Awardee
Michele Santamaria, Millersville University
Zachary Sharrow, College of Wooster
Cynthia Simpson, Lawrence Technological University
Gayatri Singh, University of California, San Diego
Rachel Stark, California State University, Sacramento
Eamon Tewell, Long Island University, Brooklyn

Support Staff

Gretchen Av, Bowling Green State University
Donna Baluchi, University of Utah
Liana Bayne, James Madison University
Lucas Berrini, East Carolina University
Tara Custer, Salisbury University
Rachael-Joy Davis, California State University, Sacramento
Jacqueline Dillon-Fast, Pennsylvania State University
Susan Echols, Troy University
Carron Edwards, University of the West Indies
Jay Edwards, University of Oklahoma – ACRL University Libraries Section Awardee
Natalia Estrada, University of California, Berkeley
Tia Macklin, College of Southern Nevada
Valerie Magno, Fox Valley Technical College
Karen Manning, Georgia Institute of Technology
Bethann Rea, Pennsylvania State University
Anthony Reda, Westchester Community College
Jennifer Rice, Kent State University
Sylvia Rowe, Jackson State Community College
Andrea Steckle, Wayne State University

Student

Erika Bailey, University of Washington
Brittni Ballard, University of Maryland
Virginia Barnes, University of Texas at Austin
Kimberly Bradshaw, University of Tennessee
Jennifer Bruxvoort, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Wendy Bundy, Clarion University
Melissa Cadena, Syracuse University
Shelley Carr, San Jose State University
Levi Dolan, University of Missouri
Theresa Dooley, Simmons College
Vanesa Evers, Drexel University – ACRL Rare Books and Manuscripts Section Awardee
Jamillah Gabriel, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Juan-Pablo Gonzalez, The Catholic University of America
Craig Guild, University of Alabama
Samuel Hansen, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Darwyn Henderson, Navajo Technical University
Soojeong Herring, Kent State University
Kathryn Iversen, Wayne State University
Cait Kennedy, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Donna Langille, McGill University
Rachel McRory, University of British Columbia
Teresa Helena Moreno, University of Illinois at Chicago
Marisol Moreno Ortiz, Louisiana State University
Man Yin Ng, University of British Columbia
Gina Nortonsmith, University at Buffalo – ACRL Digital Scholarship Section Awardee
Kristina Palmer, Texas Women’s University
Mariana Prestigiacomo, University of California, Los Angeles
Vera Vasileva, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Brian Watson, Indiana University, Bloomington – ACRL Women and Gender Studies Section Awardee
Morgan Witte, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Early-career Scholarships
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Student Scholarships
Spectrum Scholar Travel Grants

“The ACRL Conference in Baltimore was a great chance to connect with other librarians and to listen to their ideas and perspectives. This was my first time attending ACRL, and I am incredibly thankful for the Early-Career Librarian Scholarship I received because it allowed me to experience the effect that a conference like ACRL can have. I was unsure what to expect from a conference this size, but the sessions and the people made the experience worth it. I urge others to apply, whether you are presenting or not.”

Roberto A. Arteaga, ACRL 2017 Conference Scholarship Recipient

Library Fellow and Lecturer, Valparaiso University