In-Person RoadShows

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NOTE: due to the impact of COVID-19, in-person RoadShow workshops are currently on hold. In the meantime, we are excited to begin featuring new Off-RoadShow virtual experiences.

ACRL's RoadShows open the door for academic and research libraries to bring high quality professional development directly to their campus, chapter, or consortium at an affordable cost. These day-long workshops engage participants to learn new skills and strengthen existing competencies to tackle the greatest issues facing the profession today. RoadShow topics align with ACRL's strategic goals, ensuring a commitment to leading academic and research librarians in advancing learning and transforming scholarship.


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ACRL RoadShows bring you...

  • A high quality curriculum delivered by expert presenters
  • A full day of learning, engagement, and interactivity with colleagues in your field
  • Tools, materials, and resources you can adapt to your own work
  • Training for up to 100 participants
  • A workshop evaluation summary report to measure success and help you plan for next steps

Available Workshop Topics

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Assessment in Action

Develop your skills in designing and implementing assessment initiatives so you can demonstrate your library's impact to campus stakeholders.
Learn more about this workshop.

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Engaging with the ACRL Framework

Engage more deeply with the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education and explore ways it can help enrich your teaching practices, instruction programs, and institution.
Learn more about this workshop.

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OER & Affordability

Understand the basics of open educational resources (OER) and how libraries can be involved in affordability initiatives at your institution.
Learn more about this workshop.

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Research Data Management

Hone your data management skills to meet the research needs of your institution.
Learn more about this workshop.

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Scholarly Communication

Become equipped with the knowledge and skills to help transform the scholarly communication system.
Learn more about this workshop.

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Standards for Libraries in Higher Education

Learn how to use the ACRL Standards for Libraries in Higher Education to communicate your library's value and impact.
Learn more about this workshop.


Coming Soon!

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Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

A new workshop is in development to support librarians in engaging in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) and discovering how their teaching impacts student learning. This workshop will be intended for any librarian who interacts with students and faculty, as well as teaching center staff and faculty interested in collaborating on SoTL projects, and will be available for host institutions worldwide to bring to their campuses when it is safe to do so.

Learn more about this workshop.


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Workshop Hosting Guidelines

Interested in hosting a RoadShow? Here's what you need to know. Check out hosting responsibilities, A/V and materials requirements, and answers to frequently asked questions.

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Costs

ACRL's RoadShows are an affordable way to bring high quality in-person training directly to your campus. Learn more about costs associated with hosting a workshop or online experience, as well as potential options to help recover these costs.

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Meet our presenters

ACRL's RoadShow workshops are delivered by a team of experts in the field. These presenters lead participants through interactive training and education both in-person and virtually.

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International Reach

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RoadShows meet you where you are, wherever you are. Bring up to 100 people from your region or neighboring institutions together for a day of learning, collaboration, and networking with each other and our expert presenters. Learn more about the RoadShow program's international impact.


Don't take our word for it. See what other hosts are saying!

Graph with text: "95% of RoadShow hosts rate workshop quality as Excellent or Above Average"

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"The ACRL RoadShow was an excellent opportunity for librarians to learn more about copyright, Open Education and Open Access. The presenters were dynamic and conveyed their expertise in an engaging learning atmosphere."
~ University of North Alabama, Scholarly Communication RoadShow host

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"The workshop was a great value and I believe it helped the staff think more broadly about assessment."
~ Thomas Jefferson University, Assessment in Action RoadShow host

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"The caliber of instruction, workshop materials, and practical hands-on learning activities all contributed to a great level of engagement among attendees. Thanks to ACRL for offering this fantastic opportunity."
~ University of Califronia Santa Barbara Library, Engaging with the ACRL Framework RoadShow host

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"The depth of knowledge provided by the facilitators was welcomed and their presentation made even the most complicated topics accessible."
~ Delaware Valley Chapter of ACRL, Scholarly Communication RoadShow host

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"Hosting a RoadShow workshop was a wonderful way to bring expertise and learning to our campus and to share with our colleagues throughout the region."
~ West Virginia University Libraries, Scholarly Communication RoadShow host