For immediate release | November 15, 2022

ACRL 2023 Conference registration opens

CHICAGO - The Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the opening of registration for the ACRL 2023 Conference, to be held March 15-18, 2023, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and virtually. Higher education has changed dramatically over the last few years. Academic libraries are addressing an increased emphasis on remote learning, rising calls for social justice, and an acknowledged need for flexibility that supports a sustainable work-life balance. ACRL 2023 will explore these issues and more around the theme of “Forging the Future.”

“Today’s higher education environment calls for continually innovative ways to advance student, faculty, and institution success,” said ACRL 2023 Conference Chair John Culshaw of the University of Iowa. “The content of the ACRL 2023 Conference was selected with this emphasis in mind, and we are excited to connect with our colleagues in Pittsburgh and virtually to help each other adapt and thrive in the current environment.”

Whether you're in Pittsburgh or in the comfort of your own home or campus, ACRL 2023 will include opportunities to be inspired by keynote speakers Rebecca Nagel and Heather McGhee, participate in concurrent programs, and connect with colleagues. ACRL 2023 features more than 300 live educational programs including keynote and invited presentations, panel sessions, contributed papers, workshops, lightning talks, roundtable discussions, and poster sessions offering insights and inspiration to enhance your library’s programs and services. Virtual registration includes live streams of the opening and closing keynotes, hybrid programs with live chat, virtual-only presentations, and networking and wellness opportunities. All registrants also receive full virtual conference access for one year.

“The ACRL 2023 Conference is for everyone in the academic and research library community who desires the knowledge and skills needed to set students on the road to success and researchers on the road to results, while supporting the principles of equity, diversity, inclusion, and access,” added ACRL Executive Director Jay Malone.

Register by the January 20, 2023, early bird deadline and save. Group discounts are also available. Complete details on ACRL 2023, including registration information, are available on the conference website.


The Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) is the higher education association for academic libraries and library workers. Representing more than 8,000 individuals and libraries, ACRL (a division of the American Library Association) develops programs, products, and services to help those working in academic and research libraries learn, innovate, and lead within the academic community. Founded in 1940, ACRL is committed to advancing learning, transforming scholarship, and creating diverse and inclusive communities. Find ACRL on the web, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.


Margot Conahan

Manager of Professional Development