ACRL Annual Conference Program Proposal

ACRL Annual Conference Program Proposal Form
Please enter information to complete form.

ACRL Unit (Section, Committee or Individual): 

Program Chair(s): 


Instructions to Program Planners:
For ACRL programs at the ALA Annual Conference, this form is to be submitted by May 1.  Proposals are reviewed by the ACRL Professional Development Coordinating Committee (PDCC) and the ACRL representative to the ALA Conference Program Coordinating Team.  The PDCC approves programs during the ALA Annual Conference. You will be advised of the PDCC’s actions after Annual Conference.

Program Title:

Which of the following does the program support?
ACRL’s strategic plan
Top issues facing academic libraries

Please identify specific strategic objectives, top issues, etc., addressed by the program. Use the above links to access the documents.

Learning Outcomes
Provide three learning outcomes for your program in the box below.  These learning outcomes will be incorporated into your program's on-site evaluation.

Suggestions for Development of Learning Outcomes*:  A well-written learning outcome will identify what participants will be able to do as a result of attending your program.  How will your target audience's skills, attitudes, knowledge, behavior, status, or life condition change or improve by participating in your program?  Think about the intended impact of the program and how it fills a need or solves a problem. 

Tip: Consider using a verb or action phrase + "in order to" + an impact statement to design your outcomes.  The first phrase describes the skill or task you want the learner to perform, and the second phrase describes its impact and why it is important.

Examples of well-written learning outcomes:
- State several concepts and applications of assessment in order to apply it as a practical information literacy tool.
- Understand how libraries can be involved in public programs in order to create awareness and promote use of library resources.
- Identify ways to develop future leaders and managers within the profession in order to improve succession planning.

*Adapted from: Debra Gilchrist, Assessment is Learning. ACRL Immersion Program, 2007. 

Please write three learning outcomes for your program:

Identify how the content of this program can be reused to ensure it has a life after conference (e.g., Webcast, e-Learning seminar, CLIP Note, book, Midwinter Meeting workshop, Annual Conference preconference):

Program format:
Single speaker
Speaker/small group discussion
Speaker/interactive panel

If other, please explain:

Does the program take advantage of local resources at the Annual Conference host city (for example, the availability of cultural institutions, speakers, and resources)? Please specify:

Logistical Arrangements:
What is the expected size of the audience?

The following audiovisual equipment will automatically be requested for all programs:

  • computer w/ Windows XP
  • LCD computer projection
  • screen (appropriate for room size)
  • audiovisual cart
  • podium w/ microphone

Additional audiovisual equipment will be decided after speakers have been identified.

Preferred date (choose one): Saturday, 6/26 Sunday, 6/27 Monday, 6/28 Tuesday, 6/29

Preferred time slot (choose one):

8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
1:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

Will there be a poster session?   Yes      No

Preliminary budget for conference programs: $

If budget exceeds $1,000, funding from ACRL Section Basic Services budget(s) and outside vendors must need to be considered. (Estimated costs are acceptable for this form).

Clearly and fully identify the costs for the program. For more information, consult ACRL staff. (NOTE: Only nonlibrarian speakers may receive honorariums or be reimbursed for travel and lodging expenses):

Lodging:  ($200 per night)   $

Poster Boards:  ($100 per board)   $

Travel:   (lowest coach fare, mileage reimbursed @ 50¢/mile, parking)   $

Honorarium:   ($1,000 limit)   $

Per diem:   ($50 per day)   $

Photocopying:   $

Is there potential for outside funding to support your program? Yes No


Amount:   $


Amount:    $

Which units are cosponsoring the program and providing funding?

Which units are cosponsoring the program in name only?

Program chair(s) responsible for the program:

Program chair 1




City, State, Zip: 




Program chair 2




City, State, Zip: 





Narrative Descriptions:
Please write a brief narrative description of your program. (Limit 75 words)

Completed form must be submitted May 1, 2012. We will acknowledge receipt of all program proposals.

Questions?  Contact ACRL Program Officer Megan Griffin,