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What ACL Means to Me

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I joined the Association of Christian Librarians (ACL) in 1997, at a time when I was seeking God’s will for my future in library work.The previous year, I had been unexpectedly let go after eight years in a Bible college library position due to downsizing, and my heart was still in academic library work.

I found ACL to be far more than a facilitator for library job searching. This association is foremost a Christian one, and provided something far better than networking just to advance oneself. Attending my first ACL conference in 1997, I was greatly encouraged by a group of library colleagues with whom I could share my heart and search for God’s will, with the assurance that they understood and would pray for me. Here I could be developed and challenged both professionally and spiritually – what more could I ask for? I determined to attend the ACL conference every year.

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