ACRL 2021 Press Kit


The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), will hold ACRL 2021 Virtual, from April 13 - 16. The ACRL Conference is a once-every-two-years opportunity for academic library professionals to access the best information, discover new ideas, and stay at the forefront of the profession. The conference will showcase the most current and relevant trends in academic and research librarianship – both scholarly and practical. This professional development event offers cutting-edge content and countless opportunities to engage in conversations with academic and research librarians from around the globe.

Press interested in registering for ACRL 2021 are encouraged to review the ALA's  Media Credential Policy and contact Macey Morales, ACRL media relations support,


Conference Press Materials:

Academic librarians promoting a culture of diversity in higher education

ACRL 2021 Conference going virtual due to COVID-19

ACRL 2021 keynote speakers announced

About ACRL 

Conference Keynotes:

Be challenged and entertained by ACRL 2021's three distinguished keynotes, who also double as educators, journalists, and activists.


Tressie McMillan Cottom,  April 14, 2021

Tressie McMillan Cottom is an award-winning author, researcher, educator, and cultural critic whose work has been recognized nationally and internationally for the urgency and depth of her incisive critical analysis of technology, higher education, class, race, and gender.

Mona Chalabi, April 17, 2021

Mona Chalabi is a journalist who really loves numbers. She is the Data Editor of The Guardian where she writes articles, produces documentaries, and illustrates, as well as animates, data. 

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