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What Are Members Saying About ACRL Oregon?

Thanks to Isaac Gilman (Pacific University) for his thoughts on being a member of ACRL Oregon and starting our series of member reflections!

“Librarianship is inherently a collaborative profession and, in my opinion, ACRL-OR is a valuable means of facilitating partnerships.  The annual conference provides the only regional forum that is dedicated to the issues of academic librarianship, and I’ve found it to be a meaningful opportunity both to learn from colleagues and to create connections that are easier to sustain simply because they are local.  ACRL-OR also brings a necessary voice to statewide discussions of librarianship through its participation in the Oregon Library Association.  Common issues like literacy and intellectual freedom are best addressed holistically, not in school/public/academic silos, and ACRL-OR’s active involvement in OLA provides a connection to colleagues in school and public libraries.  To remix an old saying: membership in national organizations enables us to think globally, but membership in ACRL-OR makes it easier to partner locally.”

Interested in adding your thoughts to the series? Please email your blurb to your library’s blog liaison or Robin Paynter (Communications Coordinator) to get it posted.

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