ACRL Online Learning Call for Proposals – December 15 Deadline

ACRL invites proposal submissions for our ACRL Online Learning program. Submit a proposal for a live webcast or asynchronous online course and share your knowledge and innovative developments with your colleagues. Friday, December 15, 2023, is the submission deadline.

ACRL has identified five 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 – open educational resources; leadership and management; transformational change
  • Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion – diverse and inclusive communities; equitable services, spaces, resources, and scholarship 

ACRL webcasts are offered live and are 60 minutes in length, including participant Q&A. Presenters can use PowerPoint, online polls, and other interactive tools during the webcast. We recommend having a few interactive elements incorporated throughout the session to keep the online audience engaged. Participants can send questions (either via chat or audio) to which the presenters can respond. Webcasts are offered via Zoom.

ACRL offers Online Learning webcast presenters a 10% royalty of webcast registration fees split equally between the presenters each time the webcast is offered.

Online Courses
ACRL online courses are primarily asynchronous events offered over the course of three or four weeks. Online courses are offered in the ALA LMS on a Moodle-based platform. Courses should include weekly readings, discussion questions, weekly assignments, pre-recorded videos, live chat sessions, and/or a final assignment.

ACRL provides a one-time $1,000 for content development for new multi-week courses. In addition, course presenters receive 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 11:59 p.m. Pacific, Friday, December 15, 2023. 

Notifications will be issued in January 2024. Questions should be directed to Margot Conahan at