ACRL @ 2018 ALA Annual Conference

ALA Annual conference 2018

Details about ACRL's activities at the upcoming ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA, June 21–26, 2018.

Registration and housing information is available here.

The ALA conference scheduler allows attendees to search for ACRL's many discussion group meetings, forums, and committee meetings, and can also create a customized itinerary for each attendee.

If you’re attending your first ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans, check out the ACRL 101 webcast designed to help first-time attendees make the most of their experience by planning ahead.  The ACRL Membership Committee has developed a handy checklist for packing as well as travel tips. This information is also available in the Conference Scheduler for the ACRL 101 program in New Orleans.

If you attended an official ACRL program during the conference, we would appreciate you sharing your feedback via a brief evaluation.  Your responses will help ACRL assess the quality of programming and aid in planning for future conferences. Please complete the online evaluation by Friday, July 20, 2018.





Sponsoring Unit




Friday, June 22

8:30am- 4:00pm

Assessment in Action: Demonstrating and Communicating Library Contributions to Student Learning and Success  


Deconstructing Digital Scholarship Consultations in the Library  


Saturday, June 23 8:30am- 10:00am ACRL 101 ACRL
  9:00am- 10:00am Making the Framework Work: Adapting the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy in Community College Library Instruction ACRL-CJCLS
  9:00am- 10:00am Zine Cultures as Critical Resistance: A Hands-On Workshop to Build Community Engagement and Student Learning ACRL-LES, ACRL-ESS
  10:30am -12:00pm ACRL President's Program: Beyond Resilience: Crafting a Caring Organization ACRL
  1:00pm -2:00pm Can I Upload This Movie to My Class Site? Developing a Workflow for Streaming Services in an Academic Library Individual Proposal-Towery
  1:00pm - 2:00pm What Every Librarian Should Know about Young News Consumers ACRL
  2:30pm - 3:30pm Building Inclusion:  How Can Research Instruction at Two-Year Colleges Help Students Successfully Transition to the University? Individual Proposal-Kaufmann
  2:30pm - 3:30pm Libraries and Learning Analytics: Identifying the Issues Individual Proposal- Goben
  2:30pm - 3:30pm Share your Work: Strategies for Developing Your Ideas Into a Publication Publications Coordinating Committee
  4:00pm - 5:00pm Giving to Get Ahead: How to be Generous Without Being a Doormat Dr. E.J. Josey Spectrum Scholars Mentor Committee
  4:00pm - 5:00pm Making the Case for Diversity: Grassroots Leadership as a Catalyst for Change ACRL-ULS
ACRL Diversity Committee
  4:00pm - 5:00pm Studying and Spirituality: Prayer and Meditation Spaces in Academic Libraries 
Individual Proposal - Mross
Individual Proposal-Mross

Sunday, June 24

9:00am - 10:00am Be Your Own Mentor:  Take Control of Your Professional Development Individual Proposal-Havert
  9:00am - 10:00am Breaking Down Barriers: Serving the First-Generation Student in Today’s Academic Library Individual Proposal-Arch
  9:00am - 10:00am High Impact Librarianship: A Showcase of Collaborative and Experiential Learning Initiatives Individual Proposal-McClure
  10:30am - 11:30am Supporting College Students on the Autism Spectrum: Evidence Based Strategies for Academic Librarians Individual Proposal-Anderson
  1:00pm - 2:00pm We’re All in It Together: Focusing Outreach & Assessment to Your Institution’s Strategic Goals   Library Marketing and Outreach Interest Group
  2:30pm - 3:30pm Breaking Below the Surface of Racism, Whiteness, and Implicit Bias Individual Proposal-Hathcock
  2:30pm - 3:30pm Library Residency Road Map Residency Interest Group
  4:00pm - 5:00pm Bridging the Gap: Supporting Subject Liaisons to Become Ambassadors for Digital Scholarship in Academic Libraries ACRL-DSS
Monday, June 25 9:00am- 10:00am Librarians are a Force for Science: Science Communication and Science Literacy ACRL-STS
  10:30am-11:30am Open Education Resources (OER): Where Libraries Are and Where We are Going ACRL-DLS
  10:30am-11:30am When to Speak Up, When to Listen: Allyship, Race, and Communication in the Academic Library Individual Proposal- Oh
  2:30pm - 3:30pm Library Residency Road Map Residency Interest Group

Other Session Highlights


Saturday, June 23

10:30am-11:30am Creating Information Literacy Frameworks: Examples and Ideas for ACRL Sections and Interest Groups ACRL-ILFSC
  10:30am-11:30am Student Learning and Information Literacy Committee Discussion Forum ACRL-SLILC
  2:30pm-3:30pm ACRL/SPARC Forum (ACRL): Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Scholarly Communications ACRL

Sunday, June 24

10:30pm-11:30pm ACRL Framework for Information Literacy Update (SLILC Discussion Forum) ACRL-SLILC
  2:30pm-3:30pm Update on the ACRL Academic Library Trends and Statistics Survey  

Research Agenda on the Research Environment and Scholarly Communication System Working Session