ACRL program proposals for 2019 ALA Annual Conference

For Immediate Release
Tue, 04/03/2018


Megan Griffin

Senior Program Officer


CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) invites its committees, sections, interest groups and individual members to consider submitting program proposals for the 2019 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Washington, DC.

For the second year, program proposals will be submitted via a centralized submission site for all ALA Divisions, RoundTables, Committees, and Offices. ACRL members must choose “ACRL” on the first screen of the submission form in order to have the program included in the ACRL pool of programs to be reviewed.

There will be a virtual meeting at 3:00 p.m. CST on April 26, 2018, for ACRL units and members interested in submitting proposals for a 2019 ALA Annual Conference program. The purpose of this meeting is to provide potential conference program planners with an understanding of the Annual Conference program planning process, including budgets, timelines, and planning tips.

RSVP online to attend the April 26 virtual meeting. Once login instructions are available, attendees will be notified.  

2019 ALA Annual Conference program proposals are due August 19, 2018. The ACRL Professional Development Committee will review proposal and select 2019 Annual Conference programs, with notifications issued in October 2018.

More details about the Annual Conference program process are on the ACRL website. Contact ACRL Senior Program Officer Megan Griffin at or ACRL Manager of Professional Development Margot Conahan at with questions concerning the program proposal process.


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.