ACRL Conference

ACRL 2023 keynote speakers announced

CHICAGO - The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces its celebrated lineup of keynote speakers for the ACRL 2023 Conference, “Forging the Future,” to be held March 15- 18, 2023, in Pittsburgh. Be challenged and inspired by ACRL’s thought-provoking speakers as they share their work as journalists, podcasters, authors, and activists. 

ACRL 2023 Call for Proposals Now Available

CHICAGO -  The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) invites proposals for the ACRL 2023 Conference to be held March 15-18, 2023, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Higher education has changed dramatically over the last few years. Academic libraries are addressing an increased emphasis on remote learning, rising calls for social justice, and an acknowledged need for flexibility that supports a sustainable work-life balance. At ACRL 2023, explore these issues and more around the theme of “Forging the Future.”

Academic librarians open up about openness and other challenging issues at ACRL 2021 Virtual Conference

CHICAGO – The Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) 2021 Virtual Conference was held April 13-16, 2021. The virtual conference attracted 3,660 registrants and exhibitors who explored the complex issues impacting the future of library service.

Academic librarians promoting a culture of diversity in higher education

CHICAGO – The Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) 2021 Virtual Conference, taking place online from April 13-16, 2021, will showcase how academic and research libraries cultivate more open and inclusive organizations, collections, and services.

ACRL 2021 Virtual Conference registration opens

CHICAGO - The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the opening of registration for the ACRL 2021 Virtual Conference, “Ascending into An Open Future.” The conference will be held April 13-16, 2021.

ACRL 2021 Conference going virtual due to COVID-19

CHICAGO - The Association of College and Research Libraries’ (ACRL) Board of Directors announced today that the face-to-face portion of the ACRL 2021 Conference scheduled for April 14-17, 2021, in Seattle, Washington, has been canceled because of the serious health risks posed by COVID-19 but will continue as a virtual-only event.

ACRL 2021 call for participation now available

CHICAGO - The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) invites proposal submissions for the ACRL 2021 Conference, “Ascending into an Open Future,” to be held April 14-17, 2021, in Seattle, Washington. Today’s higher education environment calls for innovative ways to support student, faculty, and institution success. Through the efforts of talented library workers, today’s academic and research libraries are providing more open and inclusive collections and services.

Academic librarians 'Recasting the Narrative' at ACRL 2019 Conference in Cleveland

CHICAGO – More than 4,000 librarians, exhibitors and guests convened in Cleveland to reflect and rethink the role of academic librarians in a changing and challenging society.

With the theme “Recasting the Narrative,” the ACRL 2019 Conference, presented by the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), was held April 10-13 at the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland.

The conference attracted 3,335 onsite attendees, along with 1,033 exhibitors, to Cleveland. There were also 337 additional attendees participating remotely through the Virtual Conference.

ACRL invites ACRL 2019 conference proposals

CHICAGO - The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) invites proposal submissions for the ACRL 2019 conference to be held April 10-13, 2019, in Cleveland, Ohio. Contributed paper, panel session, preconference and workshop proposals are due May 4, 2018. Poster session, roundtable discussion, TechConnect and virtual conference webcast proposals are due October 12, 2018. Submit proposals via the online form available on the conference website.

ACRL 2017 continues record breaking paid attendance trend

CHICAGO – ACRL 2017 lived up to its tagline as a premier professional development event for academic libraries. More than 5,200 library professionals, exhibitors, speakers and guests from around the world met from March 22 – 25, in Baltimore, Maryland, and online for the conference. Paid registration figures are the highest ever for an ACRL conference continuing an upward trend in participation, with 3,499 face-to-face and more than 246 virtual attendees from all 50 states and 31 countries.