For immediate release | February 25, 2013

ACRL 2013 Virtual Conference registration opens

CHICAGO — Registration is now open for the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) ACRL 2013 Virtual Conference. The ACRL 2013 Virtual Conference, offered April 11-12 during the ACRL 2013 conference in Indianapolis, will provide academic and research librarians an affordable opportunity to participate in conference activities online. For librarians with reduced support for professional development or travel, the Virtual Conference is a great way to leverage a small investment into large learning opportunities.

Like its face-to-face counterpart, the ACRL 2013 Virtual Conference will run on a real-time schedule. The online conference features 12 live Webcasts, as well as asynchronous activities, allowing for convenient scheduling and flexibility. The Virtual Conference archive is available for one year and will include more than 130 slidecasts (PowerPoint slides or other presentations synced with audio of the speaker) from every contributed paper, Cyber Zed Shed presentation, invited paper and panel session presented at the face-to-face conference.

Registration materials are now available in the Virtual Conference section of the ACRL 2013 website. Individual and group registration rates are available. Register your institution as a group and participate in professional development with your colleagues all year long.

Contact ACRL Manager of Professional Development Margot Conahan at or (312) 280-2522 with questions.


ACRL is a division of the American Library Association, representing more than 11,500 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. ACRL is on the Web at, Facebook at and Twitter at @ala_acrl.


David Free

Mktg & Comm. Specialist/Editor-in-Chief

Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL)

1-800-545-2433 ext.2517