Call for Participation

ACRL invites you to share your research and creative endeavors with your colleagues at ACRL 2017.

The harbor city of Baltimore evokes the spirit of exploration and discovery as we navigate to new ports through waters deep with history and practice. Librarians are building, responding, acclimating, and adapting to the changing climate of our larger ecosystem – the academic enterprise. Inspired by time-honored principles, yet subject to ever-evolving processes, today’s academic and research librarians are charting new paths to learning and transformation.

Share your expertise
Inspire your colleagues in the higher education community with proposals that explore the most dynamic issues and ideas currently facing the academic and research librarians today. ACRL 2017 offers eight session formats to suit a wide range of presentation and learning styles. From first-time presenters to seasoned experts, there is a format best suited to your ideas.

Consult the conference tags to stimulate your thinking and position your proposal within the conference theme.  The tags will serve to create a conference map and guide attendees to themes of interest and inspiration.

Proposal Tips Webcast
Check out the recording of the webcast for individuals submitting ACRL 2017 proposals. Hear from seasoned submitters and reviewers and discover tips on submitting your best ACRL 2017 conference proposal.

Contributed paper, panel session, preconference, and workshop proposal notifications will be sent out in early August 2016.

Poster session, roundtable discussion, TechConnect, and Virtual Conference webcast notifications will be sent out by early January 2017.

Proposal Deadlines

May 6, 2016
Contributed papers, panel sessions, workshops, and preconferences proposals due

October 14, 2016
Poster sessions, roundtable discussions, TechConnect presentations, and virtual conference webcasts proposals due

Submit a Proposal