Laura Zeigen (Oregon Health & Science University) writes:
“Working with the ACRL Oregon board and being part of ACRL Oregon has provided me with some of my most satisfying inter-institutional professional experiences. I have thoroughly enjoyed interacting with and working with my colleagues on the ACRL Oregon board, whether it is helping plan an ACRL-sponsored session at the Oregon Library Association conference or trying to figure out the best ways to provide continuing education opportunities to member colleagues. One of the significant outcomes of the connections I have made through ACRL was meeting Robin Paynter, with whom I have partnered on several projects, including some research. I might have eventually done this research on my own, but being able to partner with Robin provided me with needed impetus (not to mention enthusiasm and energy and a veritable cornucopia of brainstorming!) to really get started.
I am now in the process of partnering with a few other librarians on different projects, including some research. These collaborations have been greatly facilitated by connecting with these colleagues through ACRL. All of these connections and camaraderie have greatly added to my sense of being part of a community of academic librarians in Oregon and in the region.”