ACRL invites ACRL 2019 conference proposals

For Immediate Release
Thu, 11/09/2017


Margot Conahan

Manager of Professional Development


CHICAGO - The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) invites proposal submissions for the ACRL 2019 conference to be held April 10-13, 2019, in Cleveland, Ohio. Contributed paper, panel session, preconference and workshop proposals are due May 4, 2018. Poster session, roundtable discussion, TechConnect and virtual conference webcast proposals are due October 12, 2018. Submit proposals via the online form available on the conference website.

Today’s academic and research libraries are vibrant and fast moving, responding quickly to changes in the higher education landscape. Librarians must continually reinvent themselves to stay on the cutting edge.  ACRL 2019 conference theme, “Recasting the Narrative,” will examine what it means to be a librarian in the 21st century, adapting and leading the transition to new roles. ACRL invites submissions on all aspects of academic librarianship for presentation at ACRL 2019.

ACRL 2019 offers a variety of options for participation and features eight session formats to suit a wide range of presentation and learning styles. Conference tags will position proposals within the conference theme and will guide attendees to themes of interest during the conference.

Complete details about ACRL 2019, including the full Call for Participation, are now available online. ACRL 2019 will feature more than 500 conference programs carefully selected and presented by leaders in the profession, a variety of formal and networking opportunities, exhibits from more than 200 companies, and more. Registration opens in May 2018.

Questions should be directed to Margot Conahan by email at or phone (312) 280-2522; or Tory Ondrla, email or phone (312) 280-2515.


The Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) is the higher education association for librarians. Representing more than 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.