Conferences and Online Learning

ACRL offers a variety of professional development events. From multi-day conferences and in-depth institutes to affordable bight-sized online learning, there is something for everyone and every budget. RoadShow workshops let you bring the learning to your to your institution or region for maximum impact. ACRL professional development programs help fund advocacy, research, and continuing education programs for the academic library community worldwide and scholarships are often available.


ACRL Professional Development Programs

Find the program that's right for you. Browse our various professional development and continuing education opportunities below.

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Live Webcasts

ACRL offers a wide array of live and interactive webcasts throughout the year on a variety of topics. Webcasts are recorded and the archive is shared with registrants shortly after the live event.

Browse our upcoming webcasts.

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Online Courses

Take a deeper dive online. ACRL's online courses are primarily asynchronous, multi-week courses offered through Moodle. Courses include readings, weekly assignments, optional live chats, and a final assignment or project.

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ACRL 2023 

Join us March 15-18, 2023, in Pittsburgh for the ACRL 2023 Conference, Forging the Future. The call for proposals and scholarship application are now available on the conference website.

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RBMS 2022

RBMS 2022 will take a hard look at our field in the wake of the pandemic. Conversations will focus on continuing actions for racial, social, and environmental justice, along with examining opportunities to focus our efforts toward effecting necessary change. 

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Project Outcome

Discover how Project Outcome for Academic Libraries can support your library through measuring learning outcomes. ACRL offers introductory webinars and half-day workshops to help you make the most of this powerful tool.

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Licensed Workshops

ACRL's traveling RoadShow workshops are beginning to resume, and we're also working to bring you the same great content through virtual experiences.

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Immersion

Also known as summer camp for librarians. The 4½-day ACRL Information Literacy Immersion Program provides participants with an opportunity to get away from the day-to-day pressures of our work, reflect on the big issues facing librarianship, and develop new relationships with colleagues from institutions around the world.

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Learn with CHOICE

CHOICE is about more than just reviews. It supports the professional development of academic librarians by providing tools and services that help them become more effective advocates for their patrons. Offerings include webinars, research papers, podcasts, and the new Toward Inclusive Excellence blog.

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Learn for Free!

Looking for learning on a budget? ACRL has a variety of free, high-quality professional development options including ACRL Presents webcasts, online discussion forums, and the ACRL-Choice webinar program.

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Future ACRL Conferences

Where will ACRL be next? Check out our future ACRL Conference event dates below and mark your calendar!

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Pittsburgh, PA

March 15-18, 2023.

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Minneapolis, MN

April 2-5, 2025.

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Portland, OR

April 7-10, 2027.

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Past Events

Take a look back at some past events from ACRL, including webcast recordings, conference proceedings, and past conference schedules and program descriptions.

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ACRL Together Wherever

Recordings are now available from ACRL Together Wherever, our free summer virtual event. Watch what you missed, rewatch what you loved.

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ACRL 2021 Viewers' Choice

We've made recordings of some of the most popular sessions from the ACRL 2021 Virtual Conference freely available.

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Past Conferences

Browse past programs and proceedings from the ACRL Conference and ALA Annual Conference.