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CONTACT: Jeanette Smith, NMSU Library, (575) 646-7492, email@example.com
Monica Kirby, an NMSU Library faculty member, has received a scholarship to attend the national conference
of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), a division of the American Library
Association. The purpose of the scholarship is to provide opportunities for librarians with five or fewer
years of experience to increase their skills and knowledge by participating in an ACRL professional development
experience. The scholarship includes a stipend of $255 and complimentary conference registration.
Ms. Kirby has been the Social Sciences and Outreach Librarian at the NMSU Library since May 2000.
She received her master’s degree in library science from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, in 2000.
ACRL is a professional association of academic librarians and other interested individuals. It is dedicated to
enhancing the ability of academic library and information professionals to serve the information needs of the
higher education community and to improve learning, teaching and research. “Crossing the Divide,” the
tenth national ACRL conference, will be held in Denver, Colorado, March 15-18, 2001. More than two
hundred peer-reviewed programs will address issues such as distance education, scholarly communication,
information literacy, collaborations and partnerships and services for library users.