Conferences, Preconferences, and Institutes


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ACRL 2019 Conference

April 10-13, 2019, Cleveland Ohio
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!

ACRL @ ALA Midwinter

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. 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.

Applying Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials (Manuscripts) (February 12, 2018)
Gain an introduction to DCRM(MSS) during this workshop held in conjunction with the ALA Midwinter Meeting.  This interactive workshop will include a brief introduction to the manual's guiding principles, discussion of how manuscript cataloging differs from the cataloging of published materials, an introduction to the treatment of major elements of the catalog record in DCRM(MSS), and hands-on practice in applying DCRM(MSS), using provided examples.


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!

Leadership 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.