For immediate release | September 18, 2012

Introduce Henry Rollins at ACRL 2013

CHICAGO — The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is holding a video contest in advance of the ACRL 2013 conference, to be held April 10-13, 2013, in Indianapolis. The association is seeking video applications from academic and research librarians to introduce keynote speaker Henry Rollins. The winner will prepare and present a five-minute live introduction of Rollins at the conference on April 11, meet Rollins in person and receive an invitation to the conference chairs’ reception at the Eiteljorg Museum.

To enter, simply post a video in the format of your choosing online (using YouTube or any other video hosting service), tag it with acrl2013 and complete the online entry form. Entrants will receive an email confirmation. The deadline for entries is 11:59 p.m. Central on Oct. 19.

A selection committee consisting of members of the ACRL 2013 Keynotes Committee as well as the ACRL manager of professional development and conference supervisor will choose the winning video. The committee will select the video they feel best demonstrates the ability to engage an audience, exhibits passion and knowledge of Rollins’ work and is fun to watch.

Complete details, including full contest rules and regulations, are available on the ACRL 2013 website. For more information, contact ACRL Conference Supervisor Tory Ondrla at tondrla@


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

Mktg & Comm. Specialist/Editor-in-Chief

Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL)

1-800-545-2433 ext.2517