ACRL Fall Virtual Institute registration now open

Contact: Margot Conahan

For Immediate Release
October 3, 2006

ACRL Fall Virtual Institute registration now open

CHICAGO - Registration is now open for the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Fall Virtual Institute, "The User at the Center," which will be held completely online on November 9, 2006.
The institute will focus on how libraries can use technologies and practice to put the user at the center of the information enterprise on campus.
The advance registration deadline is October 26, 2006.

The ACRL Fall Virtual Institute will provide participants with a framing featured speaker, Jeffrey Trzeciak, university librarian at McMaster University, as well as concurrent sessions focusing on topics varying from vlogging to wikis to user perceptions.
Complete program descriptions are online at

The ACRL Fall Virtual Institute will run on a real-time schedule.
The institute will feature synchronous webcasts that begin and end at a certain time.
Other asynchronous activities will be offered as part of the institute, allowing for convenient scheduling and flexibility. All programs are archived as part of the institute online community, which is accessible for one year.

Registration materials are online at
Contact; 312-280-2522.

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.