ACRL seeks proposals for professional development programs

Contact: Margot Sutton Conahan

For Immediate Release

March 29 , 2005

CHICAGO - The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) invites you to submit a proposal for a professional development workshop or preconference. Workshops will be offered prior to the ALA Midwinter Meeting in San Antonio, January 20-25, 2006, and preconferences will be offered prior to the ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans, June 22-28, 2006.

Workshops and/or preconferences can be either half or full-day sessions, which allow participants to learn new concepts and to develop skills related to a specific topic. Programs should focus on interactive learning and use a variety of presentation styles. Programs that offer practical tips and cutting-edge techniques are especially encouraged.


Complete the online proposal submission form at: The ACRL Professional Development Committee will evaluate proposals and notifications will be issued by July 2005.


The deadline to submit proposals is Thursday, April 28, 2005.


Evaluation criteria includes:

Questions? Contact Margot Sutton Conahan at; 312-280-2522.

ACRL is a division of the ALA, representing nearly 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. More information about ACRL's programs and services can be located on the Web at