Cyd Dyer from Simpson College, is currently the longest-standing member of ILA-ACRL, at 38 years! Below she offers a few memories and thoughts about the benefits of being an active member. Thank you for your dedication, Cyd!
Mary Anne Knefel, Library Director at University of Dubuque's Charles C. Myers Library, has been a member of ILA-ACRL for 35 years! She recently received a Legacy Award from the organization for her committed membership. Below in her own words are some reasons why she values her ILA-ACRL membership:
Congratulations to Kate Kitchens from University of Dubuque, our 2016 winner of the Mary Iber Spring Conference Scholarship!
Here are some reflections about the conference from Kate:
"When I first saw the theme for the ILA/ACRL conference 'Keeping in Step: Libraries and the Institutional Mission' my knee-jerk reaction was, 'but I am a solitary wanderer—forging my own path!' As a product of our individualist culture, I like to consider myself a nomad blazing down a lonely street of dreams. But I don’t think we can tackle grand scale issues, like social inequality, by going it alone. (complete essay)