Conferences & Events

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


Logo for 2020 ALA Annual Conference in ChicagoSubmit a Program Proposal!

ACRL invites its committees, sections, interest groups, and individual members to consider submitting program proposals for the 2020 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Chicago, Illinois. Interested program planners should read the online FAQ and view the recording of the June 3 Virtual Orientation session.

Check back for more information about the conference soon!

Take a look back at your favorite moments ACRL 2019!

The conference proceedings are now available online!

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


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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 LogoIDEAL ’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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Women's Leadership Institute
December 9-12, 2019 | Amelia Island, FL

Be a part of a special program for women seeking to become leaders in higher education administration and student affairs. Coproduced by several higher education associations, this unique program will bring together administrators from across campus functions to help you:

  • Hone your leadership skills for working in a rapidly changing environment
  • Develop a better understanding of the campus as a workplace and culture
  • Share experiences with others about how campuses are adapting and adjusting to the new reality
  • Create new personal networks and networking skills to better tap the higher education community

Through presentations, small-group exercises, and discussion, you will 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.

Learn more.