Immersion Program

2018 Immersion Program

The ACRL Immersion Program is all new for 2018! The 4.5-day program will take place at the University of St. Thomas, in St. Paul, Minnesota from July 29 to August 3, 2018. The new, more central location will provide easy travel access, while still providing the small campus feel with nearby urban amenities.

The 2018 ACRL Immersion Program will launch a major curriculum revision. The Immersion Faculty 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, enables participant-driven learning goals and experiences, and provides opportunities to develop a critical reflective practice. The program is not just for instruction or information literacy librarians or instruction coordinators. It is designed for anyone engaged in the educational role of libraries in higher education, including librarians from all library areas that engage in teaching and learning practices such as offering workshops, designing library assignments, creating exhibits,  etc.

Applicants may register for the program on a first come, first served basis in early 2018. Some scholarships will be available; scholarship details will also be available in early 2018.  Watch this page for complete details!

Why You Should Attend

Immersion Program attendees discuss information literacy issues.The ACRL Information Literacy Immersion Program provides instruction librarians the opportunity to work intensively for several days on all aspects of information literacy. Whether your institution is just beginning to think about implementing an information literacy component or whether you have a program well under way, the Immersion Program will provide you with the intellectual tools and practical techniques to build or enhance your institution’s instruction program. 

Immersion allows you to embrace your educational role by embarking on a path of teacher development and pedagogical inquiry in a community of practice for academic librarians devoted to collaborative learning, individual renewal, and instructional effectiveness.

"This blew my mind. I fully intend to change how I teach and influence the information literacy program on my campus." ~  Immersion Program Participant

Immersion Program Faculty

During Immersion, nationally-recognized faculty lead participants through intensive information literacy training and education.

Program Details

Dates and location
July 29-August 3, 2018
University of St. Thomas
St. Paul, Minnesota

Registration fee
ACRL member: $1,695
Non ACRL member: $1,795

Registration includes

  • tuition
  • all meals during the program dates
  • twice-daily refreshment breaks
  • private online course and discussion list for all participants and faculty

Immersion Program participants are invited to stay in lodging on the University of St. Thomas campus.  Approximate rates range from around $65 per night, complete details available in early 2018.

Questions about the Immersion Program should be directed to Margot Conahan (