ACRL announces theme for 13th National Conference

Contact: Margot Sutton Conahan
312-280-2522

msutton@ala.org

For Immediate Release
August 30, 2005

ACRL announces theme for 13th National Conference

CHICAGO - "Sailing into the Future - Charting Our Destiny" will be the theme of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) 13th National Conference to be held in Baltimore, March 29 - April 1, 2007.
The conference will explore the changing nature and roles of academic and research librarianship.
Mary Reichel, university librarian, Appalachian State University, chairs the conference committee.

Conference programs will emphasize the need for academic and research librarians to anticipate and prepare for transformations in the profession, and will encourage innovative ways to create and implement change.
Conference theme tracks include: Attracting and Thriving; Collaborations; Content, Collections, and Access; Teaching and Learning; and The Environment for Libraries.

The Call for Participation will be issued in November and will invite quality proposals for presentations including: contributed papers, panel sessions, workshops, preconferences, poster sessions, and roundtable discussions. The Call for Participation will be included in the November issue of C&RL News and will be posted on ACRL's National Conference Web site (
www.acrl.org/baltimore).

For more information about ACRL's programs and services visit
www.acrl.org. For conference information please contact ACRL at 800-545-2433, ext. 2522; or e-mail:
msutton@ala.org.

ACRL is a division of the American Library Association (ALA), representing more than 13,000 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.