International Member Resources

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ACRL members are everywhere! With over 200 personal members and over 100 organizational members from countries outside the United States, the contributions of ACRL's international community to academic and research librarianship across the globe are significant. Check out a few of the resources and opportunities available to you outside the United States.


Stay connected

ACRL's discussion groups offer members a way to discuss hot topics in academic and research librarianship. Join one (or more!) of our discussion lists today and stay connected with your colleagues.

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Join thousands of your colleagues and peers in Seattle for the ACRL 2021 Conference: Ascending into an Open Future, April 14-18, 2021! The biennial ACRL Conference is the premier professional development event for the academic and research library community and features over 500 programs selected and presented by leaders in the profession.

We invite you to submit a proposal to present, apply for a scholarship to help cover costs of attending, network with other librarians from across North America and around the world, and help us work together for an open future.

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Library Partnerships in International Liberal Arts Education

Internationalization continues to gain traction among US colleges and universities as overseas branch campuses now dot the globe alongside an established and growing group of independent American-modeled institutions of higher education, some founded as early as the 19th century. As higher education and the academic library environment evolves, librarians at many of these independent institutions are identifying priorities that include not only collaborating with educational stakeholders, enhancing teaching and learning, and connecting to the institution’s mission, but also positioning themselves as active and creative partners in increasingly digital learning and scholarship. An international environment is both a challenge and an opportunity for these priorities. Library Partnerships in International Liberal Arts Education explores these challenges and opportunities through perspectives that are inherently international and intercultural because of the authors’ own backgrounds, and in particular because of their institutional environments.

Get your copy. Also available as an e-book!

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Global Perspectives on Information Literacy

ACRL’s Student Learning and Information Literacy Committee has gathered information literacy experts from around the world—including Africa, Canada, Europe, Oceania, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East—to explore information literacy from each author’s regional and/or cultural perspective and share individual perspectives that demonstrate how information literacy is viewed, taught, and conceptualized internationally. In thirteen chapters, this white paper examines research trends, models of information literacy, theory and practice, the role of librarians, and future visioning.

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In-Person Training, Delivered to You.

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ACRL's RoadShow program opens the door for academic and research libraries to bring high quality professional development directly to their campus, chapter, or consortium at an affordable cost. These day-long workshops engage participants to learn new skills and strengthen existing competencies to tackle the greatest issues facing the profession today. RoadShow topics align with ACRL's strategic goals, ensuring a commitment to leading academic and research librarians in advancing learning and transforming scholarship.

RoadShows meet you where you are, wherever you are. Bring up to 100 people from your region or neighboring institutions together for a day of learning, collaboration, and networking with each other and our expert presenters. You can also read more about the RoadShow program's international impact.


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ACRL’s e-Learning program provides a unique opportunity to participate in professional development events from that are focused on practical, tangible topics to meet the demands of your schedule and budget. From live webcasts to asynchronous multi-week courses, there's something for everyone, no matter where you are in the world.

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Advancement Opportunities

Whether you're starting your search for your first librarian role, looking for guidance and mentorship, or seeking opportunities to publish or present, we've got you covered.

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Upcoming Events

ACRL hosts a number of networking and professional development events throughout the year. Check back soon for events information on upcoming events!