Chase Ollis is ACRL's Professional Development and Outreach Specialist. He manages ACRL's RoadShow program, awards program, and Conference volunteer and scholarship programs. He also handles logistics and marketing for ACRL's professional development program.
Chase earned his M.S. in library and information science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Before his spontaneous move to the Windy City, Chase earned his B.A. in both English and Communication Studies at Furman University. As a student, he simultaneously served in multiple positions on campus, including in the University’s library system, newspaper, and radio station, as well as interned at the nationally-ranked arts festival Artisphere. Prior to joining ACRL, he worked as a circulation supervisor at Northwestern University’s Pritzker Legal Research Center.
Hailing from the “Poultry Capital of the World,” Chase is a shameless doughnut enthusiast, an amateur photographer, and self-professed astronomy buff. Outside of work, he enjoys bar trivia, learning from his mistakes in his woodworking class, and advocating for the word “y’all.”