Conferences & Events


ACRL 2015
Portland, OR, March 25-28, 2015
The ACRL 2015 conference will feature more than 300 carefully curated conference programs to help you stay at the forefront of the profession.  Register by February 13 and save $70 or more!

ACRL 2015 Annual Conference Presentations
fSan Francisco, CA, June 25-30, 2015

Links to Annual Conference program and preconference information.

ALA Annual Conference Programs FAQ 
The ACRL Board approved a new process for managing the ACRL Annual Conference programs.  Visit the FAQ for complete details.

Upcoming Events

Assessment in Action: Academic Libraries and Student Success
April 2014 - June 2015 - blended in person/online

73 teams from all types of higher education institutions are participating in the second year of this 14-month long program. Librarians will each lead a campus team in developing and implementing an action learning project which examines the impact of the library on student success and contributes to assessment activities on campus. The online application to participate in the third year of AiA (2015-2016) will be available in mid-January and due in early March 2015. An online open forum will take place in early February for those considering applying. Read more about how prospective applicants should prepare to apply for the third year.

Tackling Textbook Costs Through Open Educational Resources: A Primer
January 29-30, 2015, Chicago, Illinois
Join SPARC and the ARL/ACRL Institute for Scholarly Communication for this action-packed primer on how libraries can leverage OER for textbook affordability—and beyond. Learn from national experts, get inspired by successful projects, brainstorm with peers, and develop action plans.

2015 Immersion Program - Practical Management for the Instruction Coordinator
March 25, 2015, Portland, Oregon

This interactive one-day program will address how to lead from within – developing the powers of persuasion to influence in multiple directions.  Other topics include creating the right environment for a successful instruction program, understanding a broader campus environment, providing constructive feedback, and coaching for success.  

The 56th Annual RBMS Conference, Preserve the Humanities! Special Collections as Liberal Arts Laboratory
Oakland, CA, June 23-26, 2015 

The conference will explore the role of special collections libraries in the context of larger trends in the humanities and higher education. Join us to learn, discuss, share, and contemplate.

ACRL/Harvard Leadership Institute for Academic Librarians
July 26-31, 2015, Cambridge, Massachusetts
The Institute details important leadership concepts and applies them to the practical challenges of leading and managing the academic library. The curriculum addresses three areas—planning, organizational strategy and change, and transformational learning—with an overarching goal of increasing your leadership and management capacity.

2015 Immersion Program - Teacher and Program Tracks
August 2-7, 2015, Seattle Washington

Application materials are now available for the Immersion '15 Program - Teacher and Program tracks.  The application deadline has been extended to December 17, 2014.

Licensed Workshops

Planning, Assessing, and Communicating Library Impact: Putting the Standards for Libraries in Higher Education into Action
Ongoing, upon request
Bring this one-day workshop to your campus, chapter, or consortia.  The workshop is led by one or two expert presenters at locations across the country upon request.

Scholarly Communication: From Understanding to Engagement
Ongoing, upon request
Bring this one-day workshop to your campus, chapter, or consortia year round. Additionally, ACRL offers a partial subsidy on a competitive basis for five hosts each year. Full details are available each year in October; applications due in November.

Online Events

ACRL's online courses and Webcasts of conference programs, designed to meet the demands of your schedule and budget.  Check out the calendar of ACRL's e-learning events!

ACRL OnPoint Chat 
ACRL OnPoint is a live series of informal monthly chat sessions that provide the opportunity to connect with colleagues and experts to discuss an issue of the day in academic and research librarianship. 

Future ACRL Conferences

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

ACRL 2015
March 25-28, 2015
Portland, Oregon

Past Events

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