ACRL 2021 Speaker Resources

Be sure to review the five steps for preparing your presentation. 

Tips for Accessible Presentations

  • Each slide should have a unique title.
  • Recommended font size is no less than 24 points. Documents should utilize recommended fonts, e.g., Palatino, Georgia, Verdana, Tahoma, Arial, and Helvetica.
  • If color is used to emphasize the importance of selected text or convey other meaning, an alternate method (such as bold text) should also be used.
  • Avoid using light colored fonts on a light background. Dark fonts on a light background is best.
  • Avoid using flickering, flashing, and animated text.
  • URLs should contain the correct hyperlinks, display the fully qualified URLs (e.g.,, not, and resolve to the correct destinations.
  • If you use images, include alternative text and image descriptions.
  • Enable closed captioning when recording your presentation.
  • When recording or presenting, mute co-presenters and allow mic access only for the individual speaking at the time.
  • Make sure the presenter’s face can be clearly seen and look into the camera when speaking.

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Resources

We also ask that you view the two webinars developed by the American Library Association (ALA) Office of Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services before preparing your presentation. The purpose of these webinars is to provide context and understanding of the concepts of equity, diversity, and inclusion, and help ACRL 2021 presenters understand how to incorporate these concepts into their presentations.

Webinar OneImplicit Bias
Webinar Two – Uncovering Privilege and Addressing Microaggressions