Conferences, Preconferences, and Institutes


ACRL @ ALA Annual 2017

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

ACRL @ ALA Midwinter 2018

Engaging with the ACRL Framework: A Catalyst for Exploring and Expanding Our Teaching Practices (February 9, 2018)
The ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education - with its emphasis on self-reflective and lifelong learning and on conceptual understandings about information, research, and scholarship and encouraging - has prompted many librarians to consider their teaching practices from fresh angles, as they explore their evolving instructional roles within and beyond the library classroom. The Framework’s vision of information literacy education as a shared responsibility of all educators suggests both opportunities and challenges for teaching librarians, as we expand pedagogical approaches and partnerships. This workshop supports librarians in engaging more deeply with the Framework and exploring ways that it may help to enrich their individual teaching practices, as well as their local instruction programs and institutions.


Women's Leadership Institute
December 3-6, 2017, Ameila Island, FL

ACRL is once again partnering with higher education associations to offer the Women's Leadership Institute.  Through presentations, small-group exercises, and discussion, gain a practical understanding of what it takes to be a leader on a college or university campus—both the challenges and the rewards. Examine the unique roles, skills, and relationships needed to lead as higher education faces and deals with the most challenging period in 50 years.

ACRL Immersion Program
July 29-August 3, 2018, St. Paul, MN

The ACRL Immersion Program is in the process of a major curriculum revision. We are responding to feedback from teaching librarians, including past Immersion Program participants, in order to design a learning experience that meets current challenges, is responsive and flexible, and provides opportunities for participants to engage in critical reflection on the role of librarians in higher education. The redesigned Immersion Program will use a registration model, rather than an application model, with registration opening by early 2018.  Watch the ACRL website for updates; curriculum details are coming soon!