Immersion Program

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 Curriculum

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.  The 2018 program will be held July 29-August 3, 2018, in St. Paul, Minnesota. Watch the ACRL website for updates; curriculum details are coming soon!

Immersion Program Faculty

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

Questions about the Immersion Program should be directed to Margot Conahan (mconahan@ala.org).