Conferences & Events

Conferences

ACRL 2015
Portland, 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.  The Call for Participation is now available.

The 55th Annual RBMS Preconference, Retrofit: Exploring Space, Place and the Artifact in Special Collections
Las Vegas, June 24 - 27, 2014

The annual RBMS Preconference will consider the broad metaphorical themes of space, place, and the artifact in the special collections milieu inspired by the RBMS preconferences and meetings of the early 1960s. Join us to learn, discuss, share, and contemplate.

ACRL 2014 Annual Conference Programs
Las Vegas, June 26-July 1, 2014
Links to Annual Conference program and preconference information.

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

Call for Proposals - ACRL Preconferences @ 2015 ALA Annual Conference
Share your knowledge with a national audience.  ACRL invites proposal submissions for half-day or full-day preconferences to be held prior to the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco, CA.  Submissions will be accepted through Wednesday, April 30, 2014.

Upcoming Events

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

100 teams from all types of higher education institutions will participate 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 is available now and due 5 p.m. Central, Friday, March 21, 2014.

ACRL Preconference - iPad, YouPad: Circulating iPad Collections in Academic Libraries
June 27, 2014, Las Vegas, Nevada

Learn how your academic library might employ a lending collection of iPads to empower faculty in the classroom to accomplish discipline-specific learning outcomes and prepare students for the workplace.

ACRL Preconference - Maximize Your Professional Time: Strategies to Cultivate a Habit of Scholarship
June 27, 2014, Las Vegas, Nevada

During this interactive preconference, learn how a series of interrelated strategies and practices can help improve productivity and cultivate a habit of scholarship.

2014 Immersion Program - Teacher and Program Tracks
July 20-25, 2014, Burlington, Vermont

December 6, 2013 was the application deadline for the Immersion Teacher and Program Tracks.

Leadership Institute for Academic Librarians
July 27-August 1, 2014, 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.

2014 Immersion Program - Assessment and Intentional Teaching Tracks
November 19-22, 2014, Nashville, Tennessee

Application materials are now available for the Assessment and Intentional Teaching Immersion Program.  May 2, 2014 is the application deadline.

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. The deadline to apply for 2014 has passed. Check back in October 2014 for details on how to apply to host the subsidized version during the 2014-15 academic year.

Online Events

e-Learning 
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.