For immediate release | March 14, 2014

Apply now for ACRL Immersion Program Assessment, Intentional Teaching tracks

CHICAGO — The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) invites you to apply for its Immersion ’14 Program. The Immersion Program Intentional Teacher and Assessment Tracks will be offered simultaneously from Nov. 19-22, 2014, in Nashville. Applications for both tracks are being accepted through May 2, 2014.Visit the Immersion Program website for complete details about the program, including curriculum, learning outcomes and application instructions.

The Assessment Track is intended for experienced academic librarians (5+ years teaching experience) active in teaching and learning and those with leadership roles for information literacy program development who want to improve their knowledge and practice of both classroom and program assessment. Participants will emerge with a broader understanding of assessment and how to use assessment as an important tool to guide evidence-based classroom, curriculum and program development. Participants will develop a plan for their assessment activities that will form the basis for future engagement with these issues both individually and as a leader of IL initiatives at their institutions.

The Intentional Teaching Track is aimed at the experienced academic librarian (5+ years teaching experience, in a library or other setting) who wants to become more self-aware and self-directed as a teacher.This program facilitates the process of critical reflection through peer discussion, readings and personal reflection as a pathway to professional growth and renewal. The program offers a mixture of structured and co-constructed learning segments such as peer discussions, individual reading and reflection times and participant-led communities of practice.

Acceptance for both tracks is competitive to ensure an environment that fosters group interaction and active participation. The application deadline is Friday, May 2, 2014. Questions concerning the program or application process should be directed to Margot Conahan at (312) 280-2522 or


The Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) is the higher education association for librarians. Representing more than 11,500 academic and research librarians and interested individuals, ACRL (a division of the American Library Association) is the only individual membership organization in North America that 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.


Margot Conahan

Manager of Professional Development