Here are some upcoming presentations opportunities, events, and webinars that we hope our members will find useful:

Call for ACRL Program Proposals for 2022 ALA Annual Conference

ACRL invites its committees, sections, interest groups and individual members to consider submitting program proposals for the 2022 ALA Annual Conference in Washington, DC. Program proposals will be submitted via a centralized submission site for all ALA Divisions, RoundTables, Committees, and Offices. ACRL members must choose “ACRL” on the first screen of the submission form in order to have the program included in the ACRL pool of programs to be reviewed.

2022 ALA Annual Conference program proposals are due September 30, 2021. The ACRL Professional Development Committee will review proposals and select 2022 Annual Conference programs, with notifications issued in December 2021. More details about the Annual Conference program process, including the proposal form, are on the ACRL website. Contact ACRL Manager of Professional Development Margot Conahan at with questions concerning the program proposal process.


ACRL e-Learning Call for Proposals

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. 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 non library faculty, staff, and administrators. Learn more on the ACRL website and apply today!


Be sure to register for ALA Digital Reference’s September webinar if you haven’t already.  It’s free and open to anyone interested in RDA as an international standard.

Translating RDA: a Discussion of the Opportunities and Challenges of an International Cataloging Standard (FREE)

Monday, September 20, 2021, 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM CDT

This webinar features three 15-minute presentations covering a wide range of topics that concern the international RDA community, among them: How decisions to translate RDA are made, an overview of the translation process, partial translations vs. full translations, generating support for translations, RDA teaching and training after translation, updates on RDA Toolkit translations in development, and the specific experiences of translating RDA in Arabic, Finnish and French. Expected speakers include ALA Digital Reference Director James Hennelly, and RDA translators Rania Osman, Daniel Paradis and Marja-Liisa Seppälä; the translators will be available for a Q&A moderated by James Hennelly, who will lead them in guided discussion before welcoming live questions from the audience. Register for Translating RDA here.


You will find several upcoming Choice – ACRL Webinars by clicking on the link below:

Watch Webinars on Librarianship and Scholarly Issues Affecting Libraries


RBMS BSC Upcoming Webinar: Cool Things We’ve Cataloged Lightning Talks

Oct 7, 2021 11AM PST/2PM EST

The RBMS Bibliographic Standards Committee’s Program Planning Group will be holding the second of its “Cool Things We’ve Cataloged” Lightning Talks on Thursday, October 7, 2021 at 11 PST/12 MST /1 CST/ EST.

In this webinar Joy DuBose, Sierra Laddusaw, Paula Jeannet, Crystal Clements, Mary Mathiason, Caitlyn Stephens, Krystal Messer, and Yoonha Hwang will be discussing  interesting and challenging collections or items that they have cataloged. These include virtual reality programming, a casier geographique of 1840, human anatomy and physiology glass lantern slides, an artist book made from an antique doll bed, Paddington and Aunt Lucy dolls, and a manuscript magazine. 

Please register here.



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