Conferences, Preconferences, and Institutes


RBMS Conference, The Stories We Tell
June 20 - 23, 2017, Iowa City, Iowa
This conference focuses on storytelling as practice and metaphor in the mission and daily work of special collections. From writing traditional scholarly monographs to encoding digital humanities landscapes, from building deep and inclusive collections to designing new curricula, the ability to craft a compelling narrative is at the heart of cultural heritage work.

ACRL @ ALA Annual 2017

ACRL 101: Making the Most of the ALA 2017 Annual Conference
The ACRL Membership Committee shares some strategic advice for getting the most out of the Chicago convention. The slides and recording of the one-hour session are now available.

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

ACRL 2017 Annual Conference Presentations
June 22-27, 2017, Chicago, IL
Links to Annual Conference program and preconference information.

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.


ACRL Immersion Program - Teacher and Program Tracks
July 23-28, 2017, Burlington, Vermont

The  Immersion Program provides instruction librarians the opportunity to work intensively for several days on all aspects of information literacy. Whether your institution is just beginning to think about implementing an information literacy component or whether you have a program well under way, the Immersion Program will provide you with the intellectual tools and practical techniques to build or enhance your institution’s instruction program.