The 2021 ACRL-OR Professional Development Scholarships have been awarded to Tracy Scharn and Marci Ramiro-Jenkins.
Tracy Scharn, who works as an Instruction and Outreach Librarian at the Oregon Institute of Technology, used her scholarship to attend the ACRL National Conference. Recently having started a new position at OIT, Scharn is looking forward to strengthening her skills in instruction, as well as learning new strategies around outreach, assessment, and diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI).
Marci Ramiro-Jenkins works as a Reference Librarian/Latino Community Liaison at McMinnville Public Library, as well as chairing the Oregon Library Association’s EDI Anti Racism Committee. She will be using this scholarship to help fund her online certification in Diversity & Inclusion from Cornell University. As Ramiro-Jenkins points out, we lack “specialized professionals on EDI and Antiracism…I believe having at least one librarian collaborating with OLA and The State Library of Oregon, who possess the right set of credentials, will foster the creation of new initiatives on EDI and Antiracism for the whole library community.”
The ACRL-Oregon Professional Development Scholarship is designed to allow ACRL-OR members the chance to apply for awards to attend conferences, workshops, courses, seminars, or other learning opportunities multiple times throughout the year. You can learn more about the many scholarship opportunities we provide on the ACRL-OR Scholarships page.
The ACRL-Oregon Scholarship Committee
Candise Branum, ACRL-OR Past President
David Isaak, Member at Large
Heidi Senior, Private Colleges Representative
Amy Stanforth, Member at Large