Conferences & Events

Where will ACRL be next? Check out our listing of upcoming conferences and events below and make plans to attend!


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.

RBMS 2019 Conference logo with text: RBMS, June 19-22, 2019, Baltimore, MD

Photo in black and white of Domino Sugar FactoryThe theme for the Rare Books and Manuscripts Section 2019 Conference is Response and Responsibility: Special Collections and Climate Change. The archives and special collections library communities – as part of the global community – face prospective major shifts in our energy systems, economic models, and literal landscapes. Current and predicted impacts associated with climate change offer highly varied and unpredictable effects on our collections, collecting, facilities, services, funding, users, communities, and professional lives. This conference invites attendees and the broader archives and special collections communities to a candid and forward-looking conversation about our work in the era of climate change.

Logo for 2019 ALA Annual Conference in Washington, DC

Join ACRL in Washington, DC, for the 2019 ALA Annual Conference! With two preconferences, 22 high-quality programs, and several discussion forums, you'll have plenty of opportunities to learn from and engage with colleagues and experts in the field. The full conference schedule will be available soon.


Immersion 19 logo

2019 Immersion Program
July 28-August 2, 2019 |

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. Participants will engage with common readings, provocative questions, theoretical foundations, and practical tools, both before and during the program, that will enable them to think critically about and apply new insights to their instructional practice, broadly defined. Immersion '19 will be held at Loyola University Chicago, July 29-August 2, 2019. Learn more.

IDEAL ’19: Advancing Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility in Libraries & Archives
August 6-7, 2019 | Columbus, OH

IDEAL, formerly the National Diversity in Libraries Conference, aims to foster awareness and appreciation of workplace diversity issues through the exploration of exemplary practice, contemporary theory, thought leadership, and strategy development for all those in the academic and public library, archives, and museum sectors. IDEAL ‘19  will provide an opportunity for professionals at every level and across sectors to discuss how increasing workplace diversity and creating an inclusive workplace environment improves organizational effectiveness, creativity, adaptability, and relevance to the communities served by the organization.

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