ACRL e-Learning Call for Proposals – 10/13 Deadline

ACRL invites proposal submissions for our ACRL e-Learning program. Submit a proposal for a live webcast or asynchronous online course and share your knowledge and innovative developments with your colleagues. Wednesday, October 13, 2021, is the submission deadline.

ACRL has identified four key areas in our Plan for Excellence. ACRL welcomes proposal submissions on all types of academic and research librarianship, and especially encourages proposals related to the following key areas:

Value of Academic Libraries – academic library impact; assessment; learning analytics.
Student Learning – information literacy; instructional practices; pedagogy; institutional student learning outcomes.
Research and Scholarly Environment – scholarly communication; data management, library publishing; open access; digital scholarship.
New Roles and Changing Landscapes – equity, diversity, and inclusion; open educational resources; leadership and management; transformational change.

Program proposals should address specific issues facing academic and research librarians today and provide timely, thought-provoking, and practical content and research, as well as actionable steps attendees can take. ACRL strives to develop inclusive professional development offerings that will reflect the library community’s diverse range of race, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, economic background, age, and/or ability. We seek presenters and topics from all types of libraries, positions, and experiences, including nonlibrary faculty, staff, and administrators.

e-Learning Formats

Webcasts: ACRL webcasts are 60 minutes in length, including time for audience Q&A. Presenters can use PowerPoint, online polls, white board, and other interactive tools during the webcast. Webcasts are offered in Zoom and participants can interact with the presenters via chat. ACRL offers e-Learning webcast presenters a 10% royalty of webcast registration revenue, less production fees, split between the presenters.

Online Courses: ACRL online courses are primarily asynchronous events offered over the course of three or four weeks. Online courses are offered on the Moodle platform. Courses should include weekly readings, discussion questions, assignments, chat sessions, and/or a final assignment.  ACRL provides one-time $1,000 for content development for new multi-week courses, as well as a royalty of 10% of the course registration fees, split between the presenters, each time the course is offered.

How to Submit a Proposal

Complete details and submission instructions are online. Proposals must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. Pacific, Wednesday, October 13, 2021.

Notifications will be issued in November 2021. Questions should be directed to Margot Conahan at