Conferences & Events


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April 10-13, 2019, Cleveland, OH
ACRL 2019 features more than 500 conference programs selected and presented by leaders in the profession. ACRL invites you to share your research and creative endeavors with your colleagues at ACRL 2019. The Call for Participation is now available, and early bird registration opens in May 2018!

Where will we be after Cleveland? Check out our future conference lineup.


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Sold out! Get on the waiting list.

The theme for the Rare Books and Manuscripts Section 2018 Conference is Convergence. Join RBMS in New Orleans and consider our field’s preparedness for increasing environmental vulnerabilities on our facilities, our readiness for the inclusion of different people and cultures in what we collect, how we perform outreach and programming, who we select to staff and lead our repositories, and, finally, our willingness to democratize all of our materials, including but not limited to rare books, archival and digital records, films, maps, and photographs.

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Join ACRL in New Orleans for the 2018 ALA Annual Conference! With two preconferences and over 20 high-quality programs, you'll have plenty of opportunities to learn from and engage with experts in the field. Check out the full schedule of events.

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Assessment in Action: Demonstrating and Communicating Library Contributions to Student Learning and Success
June 22, 2018, 8:30am - 4:00pm

In this day-long preconference on strategic and sustainable assessment, participants will identify institutional priorities and campus partners, design an assessment project grounded in action research, and prepare a plan for communicating the project results.

Deconstructing Digital Scholarship Consultations in the Library
June 22, 2018, 12:30 - 3:30pm
If you're a liaison librarian or functional specialist curious about how to translate your skills and approaches to reference interviews into strategies for consulting on digital scholarship topics, this hands-on preconference is for you!

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ACRL Programs at ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans

ACRL Programs at the 2019 ALA Annual Conference in Washington, DC
Program proposals are due August 31, 2018. Find out more in the online FAQ!


Photo of two participants at the Harvard Leadership Institute for Academic LibrariansLeadership Institute for Academic Librarians
July 29-August 3, 2018, Cambridge, MA

Applications are now open for Harvard’s Leadership Institute for Academic Librarians. This institute will address three areas of direct relevance to college and university library leaders — planning, organizational strategy and change, and transformational learning — with an overarching goal of increasing your leadership and management capabilities. A special tuition opportunity is available for ACRL members.


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July 29-August 3, 2018, St. Paul, MN
Sold out! Get on the waiting list.

The ACRL Information Literacy Program is an intensive, five day program designed for those who contribute to the educational role of libraries in higher education. The curriculum is built upon four cornerstones: critical reflective practice, design thinking, leadership, and information literacy.