Share your expertise as an ACRL e-Learning presenter

For Immediate Release
Mon, 03/12/2018


Margot Conahan

Manager of Professional Development


CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) invites proposal submissions for the association’s e-Learning program. Submit a proposal for a webcast or online course and share your knowledge and innovative developments with your colleagues. April 13, 2018, is the submission deadline.

ACRL has identified four key areas in the strategic Plan for Excellence. The association welcomes proposal submissions on all types of academic and research librarianship, and especially encourages proposals related to the following key areas:

  • Value of Academic Libraries – academic library impact; assessment; learning analytics; and student success.
  • Student Learning – information literacy; instructional practices; pedagogy; and institutional student learning outcomes.
  • Research and Scholarly Environment – scholarly communication; data management, library publishing; open access; and digital scholarship.
  • New Roles and Changing Landscapes – open educational resources; leadership and management; transformational change; equity, diversity, and inclusion; collaborations; higher education trends; and critical librarianship.

Program proposals should address specific issues facing academic and research librarians today and provide timely, thought-provoking, and practical content and research, as well as actionable steps attendees can take.

e-Learning Formats

Webcasts - ACRL webcasts are offered live and are 60 minutes in length, including participant Q&A. Presenters can use PowerPoint, online polls, white board, and other interactive tools during the webcast. ACRL offers webcast presenters a 10% royalty of webcast registration fees, split between the presenters, each time the webcast is offered.

Online Courses - ACRL online courses are primarily asynchronous events offered over the course of three or four weeks. Courses should include weekly readings, discussion questions, weekly assignments, live chat sessions, and/or a final assignment. ACRL provides a one-time $1,000 for content development for new multi-week courses. In addition, course presenters receive a royalty of 10% of the course registration fees, split between the presenters, each time the course is offered.

How to Submit
Complete details and the proposal submission form are available online. Proposals must be submitted by Friday, April 13, 2018. Notifications will be issued by May 2018. Direct questions to


The Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) is the higher education association for librarians. Representing nearly 10,500 academic and research librarians and interested individuals, ACRL (a division of the American Library Association) develops programs, products and services to help academic and research librarians learn, innovate and lead within the academic community. Founded in 1940, ACRL is committed to advancing learning and transforming scholarship. ACRL is on the web at, Facebook at and Twitter at @ala_acrl.