At the Helm: Leading Transformation

Over 300 thought-provoking programs selected by your peers.

Conference Schedule

Early Registration ends Jan. 27

Invest in yourself, network with colleagues and keep up with the profession.

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Submit a Lightning Talk Proposal

Try something new and expand your possibilities. Deadline for submission is Jan 30.

What's New
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Welcome to Baltimore, hon!

Baltimore is an exciting city with plenty to entertain and inspire all. Whether you are checking out historic sites and museums, relaxing at one of our excellent restaurants or bars, or seeking opportunities to make a difference, we’ve got you covered.

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Submit a Lightning Talk

Fire up colleagues in “Lightning” Talks. Each 5-minute talk will require you to create a maximum of 20 slides that advance automatically every 15 seconds. Inspire others with quick glimpses at your latest ideas!

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What to Expect

ACRL 2017 features more than 500 conference programs selected and presented by leaders in the profession.  Connect with colleagues from all over the country and globe and get access to content all year long.

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Keynote: David McCandless

David McCandless is a British data-journalist, author, and information designer. He creates stunning infographics that discover new stories in data.

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Roxane Gay

Keynote: Roxane Gay

Roxane Gay is an author and cultural critic whose writing is widely revered for its reflective, no-holds-barred exploration of feminism and social criticism.

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Carla Hayden

Keynote: Carla Hayden

Carla Hayden is the 14th Librarian of Congress (incumbent). She will become the first woman and first African-American to fill the post.

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ACRL 2017 registration available!

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About ACRL

The Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) is the higher education association for librarians.

Representing more than 11,000 academic and research librarians and interested individuals, ACRL (a division of the American Library Association) develops programs, products and services to help academic and research librarians learn, innovate and lead within the academic community. Founded in 1940, ACRL is committed to advancing learning and transforming scholarship.

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Thank you to our conference sponsors for their generous support of ACRL 2017!