[Libs-Or] Kim Olson-Charles Awarded ACRL-OR Professional Development Scholarship

Stephanie Debner stephanie.debner at gmail.com
Thu Dec 7 09:43:38 PST 2017

The first 2017-2018 ACRL-OR Professional Development Scholarship has been
awarded to Kim Olson-Charles, distance education and outreach librarian at
Concordia University. This scholarship is designed to allow ACRL-OR members
the chance to apply for awards to attend conferences, workshops, courses,
seminars, or other learning opportunities three times throughout the year.
Thanks to a one-time matching-fund grant from the State Library of Oregon,
ACRL-Oregon is able to offer up to $500 for each award for 2017-2018 fiscal
year. You can find out more about the multiple scholarship opportunities
ACRL-OR provides here on the ACRL-OR Scholarships page

Kim will be using the award to attend the Personal Librarian and First Year
Experience Librarian Conference in Cleveland, Ohio in March 2018. She plans
on bringing back ideas and best practices to better engage faculty and
students, and to augment Concordia’s new Personal Librarian Program, an
element of the university’s strategy for student recruitment and retention.
Kim will share her learning with the co-coordinator of the Personal
Librarian program, so that they can work together to establish more
rigorous assessment and engaging activities for the students. We look
forward to hearing more from Kim about this conference once she has

Are you looking for support to attend a professional development event of
your own? Applications for the ACRL-OR Professional Development Scholarship
<https://acrloregon.org/acrl-oregon-scholarships/#pdscholarships> are
reviewed three times a year. The next deadline will be in early 2018; keep
your eyes open for announcements about the exact date of the next deadlines.

Stephanie Debner

ACRL-OR Past President

University of Western States
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