Online registration and housing for ACRL's 11th National Conference is now open

Contact: Margot Sutton Conahan


For Immediate Release

November 2002

Online registration and housing for ACRL's 11th National Conference is now open

A discount of more than 20 percent is available to individuals who register for the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) 11th National Conference by February 7, 2003.

Early bird registration fees are $275 for ACRL members; $350 for ALA personal members; $450 for non-members; and $95 for full-time library school students.
Registration materials are available online. Registration includes admittance to all program sessions; Opening Exhibits reception; All-Conference Reception at the Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County; lunch on Saturday; and refreshment breaks.

The conference, "Learning to Make a Difference," will be held at the Charlotte Convention Center, April 10-13, 2003. More than 200 peer-reviewed programs will address issues such as resources for distance learning; scholarly communication; information literacy; collaborations and partnerships; and services for users. Featured presentations by leaders in librarianship and higher education include:

  • Paul Duguid, research specialist, Social and Cultural Studies, University of California, Berkeley
  • Bill Ferris, professor of history and senior associate director, Center of the Study of the American South, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • Belle Wheelan, secretary of education, The Commonwealth of Virginia
  • John Gardner, Policy Center on the First Year of College, Brevard College
  • George Kuh , National Survey of Student Engagement, Indiana University
  • John Shumaker, University of Tennessee

ACRL also is offering nine preconferences on Thursday, on specific topics such as strategic marketing, collection management, scholarly communication, and information literacy.

Complete details about the conference, including the full conference program, housing and travel information, and registration forms are available online. Questions? Contact 800-545-2433, ext. 2522; e-mail:

ACRL is the only individual membership organization in North America that develops programs, products and services to meet the unique needs of academic librarians. ACRL's 11,000 members are comprised of individuals from a wide range of academic institutions, publishers and vendors who sell in the academic marketplace. ACRL enhances the effectiveness of academic and research librarians to advance learning, teaching and research in higher education. More information about ACRL's programs and services can be located on
ACRL's Web site. ACRL is a division of the American Library Association.