For immediate release | November 11, 2010

ACRL e-Learning call for proposals

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is now accepting proposal submissions for the ACRL e-Learning program. Submissions are being accepted for live webcasts and asynchronous online courses. Proposals must be submitted via the online submission form by Dec. 17, 2010. The full call for proposals, including a link to the submission form, is online at… .

ACRL e-Learning webcasts run 90 minutes in length, including time for audience Q and A. Webcasts are offered live on the Elluminate online meeting platform. Presenters can use PowerPoint, online polls, white board and other interactive tools during their sessions. Participants can interact with the presenters via text-based or audio chat. ACRL offers e-Learning webcast presenters a 10-percent royalty of webcast registration fees, less the Elluminate vendor fees, split among the presenters.

Online courses are primarily asynchronous events offered through the Moodle platform over the course of three or four weeks. Courses should include weekly readings, discussion questions, assignments and/or chat sessions. ACRL provides $1,000 for content development for new multi-week courses, as well as a royalty of 10 percent of the course registration fees, split among the presenters, each time the course is offered.

Direct questions about the call for proposals to Margot Conahan at or (312) 280-2522.


The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is a division of the American Library Association (ALA), representing more than 12,000 academic and research librarians and interested individuals. ACRL is the only individual membership organization in North America that develops programs, products and services to meet the unique needs of academic and research librarians. Its initiatives enable the higher education community to understand the role that academic libraries play in the teaching, learning and research environments. ACRL is on the Web at, Facebook at and Twitter at @ala_acrl.


David Free