For immediate release | September 24, 2013

Apply now for ACRL’s Immersion ’14 Program

CHICAGO — The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is accepting applications for its Information Literacy Immersion ’14 Program. Complete program details and application materials are on the ACRL website. The application deadline is Dec. 6, 2013.

Applications are being accepted for Immersion ‘14 Teacher and Program tracks. Five members of the nationally-recognized Immersion faculty will lead participants through four-and-a-half days of intensive information literacy training and education. Immersion ’14 will be held July 20-25, 2014, at Champlain College in Burlington, Vt.

The Immersion Teacher Track focuses on individual development for those who are interested in enhancing, refreshing or extending their individual instruction skills. Curriculum includes classroom techniques, learning theory, leadership and assessment framed in the context of information literacy. Participants selected for the Teacher Track will prepare a description of an instructional situation and a related presentation in advance of the Immersion program. During Immersion, participants will revise the presentation based on feedback from colleagues and faculty.

The Immersion Program Track focuses on developing, integrating and managing institutional and programmatic information literacy programs. Participants selected for the Program Track will develop individual case studies in advance of the Immersion program. Change dynamics, systems thinking, institutional outcomes assessment, scalability and the integration of teaching, learning and technology will be brought to bear on analyzing the various programmatic challenges presented in the case studies developed by participants.

Acceptance to Immersion ’14 is competitive to ensure an environment that fosters group interaction and active participation. The application deadline is Dec. 6, 2013, and notifications will be issued in February 2014.

Direct questions on program or application process to Margot Conahan at (312) 280-2522 or email


The Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) is the higher education association for librarians. Representing more than 12,000 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

Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL)