Conferences & Events

ACRL offers a variety of professional development events, from conferences and in-depth institutes, to licensed workshops you can bring to your institution or region, and affordable online learning.  Check out our upcoming events.

ACRL 2017 Conference

ACRL 2017, At the Helm: Leading Transformation
March 22-25, 2017, Baltimore, Maryland
The ACRL 2017 conference will feature more than 300 carefully curated conference programs to help you stay at the forefront of the profession. Registration is now available!

Proceedings are available now!


ACRL @ ALA Annual Conference

ALA Annual Conference Programs FAQ 
Interested in submitting a proposal for an ALA Annual Conference Program?  Visit the FAQ for complete details.

Going with (and Growing with) the Framework: Teaching Information Literacy with a Social Justice Lens
June 23, 2017 - Chicago, Illinois

Through panel presentations and hands-on workshops, develop strategies and approaches for teaching the Framework that also incorporate a social justice lens. The transition from the Standards to the Framework has been challenging for many librarians, especially because the Framework calls for a conceptual approach to information literacy instruction, instead of relying on measurable, skills-based outcomes. Yet the Framework may provide opportunities for deeper, more transformative learning and challenge students to think more critically about their own power and privilege, as well as the lack of certain voices, within the information ecosystem.

Upcoming Events

2017 Immersion Program - Teaching with Technology Track
March 21-22, 2017 - Baltimore, Maryland
March 29-April 26, 2017 - Online

As teaching librarians develop instructional tools and experiences in increasingly technology-enhanced academic environments, there is a growing need in the profession to cultivate design-minded and outcomes-oriented pedagogies. The Immersion Teaching with Technology program will provide a practical framework for evaluating instructional technology in order to integrate it more effectively into face to face and/or online teaching.

Licensed Workshops

ACRL offers a variety of licensed workshops that can be brought upon request to your campus, chapter, or consortia. Led by expert presenters, these one-day immersive workshops are designed to engage participants and help academic librarians strengthen competencies in multiple areas of concentration.

Online Events

ACRL's online courses and webcasts, designed to meet the demands of your schedule and budget. 

Future ACRL Conferences

Mark you calendar for the best professional development event in academic and research librarianship!

ACRL 2017
March 22 - 25, 2017
Baltimore, Maryland

ACRL 2019
April 10-13, 2019
Cleveland, Ohio

April 14-17, 2021
Seattle, Washington

Past Events

Details about ACRL's past professional developments events including previous ALA Annual Conference presentations, ACRL Conferences, and Springboard Events.