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The Association of Christian Librarians hosts an annual conference in order to inform attendees about contemporary trends in librarianship, stimulate professional development, encourage networking, and provide opportunities for the exchange of ideas.  The conference is also one way that ACL can bring our members into community to encourage one another as Christian librarians primarily serving in Christian higher education around the globe. Librarians should attend who are looking to advance in their profession, engage with like-minded professionals and be refreshed and encouraged for the upcoming year.

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Here's what some librarians had to say about the 2017 ACL Conference:

"People is what made the conference for me; everyone was helpful, interesting, and engaging. Meeting and making new friends and encouraging one another professionally and spiritually was incredible!!!"

"A good introduction to professional conferences (I've not previously attended others); I appreciated the opportunity to consider a wide range of subjects instead of what would have occurred at a more specialized conference."

"Fantastic! Everyone was so welcoming and inviting. The conference was well planned and very relevant presentations and networking."

"I look forward to this conference every year. I always return to my library refreshed and full of new ideas. Just keep it going!"


2017 Conference Presentation Materials & Photo Album (Cornerstone University)

 

2018 Conference Coordinating Team

Jennifer Walz, Asbury University
Host Librarian

April McKinion, ACL
Conference Manager, Outreach Coordinator

April Van Putten, ACL
Vendor Coordinator

Jaime Pitt, Indiana Wesleyan University
Presentations Coordinator

Tonya Fawcett, Grace College & Theological Seminary
Continuing Education Coordinator

The goals of the conference team, in support of the mission, are:

  1. Inform members of contemporary trends in librarianship;
  2. Provide professional information;
  3. Stimulate professional growth and networking;
  4. Promote a Christian philosophy and ethic of librarianship;
  5. Provide opportunities for exchange of ideas;
  6. Explore possible avenues of library cooperation;
  7. Promote service to the academic community worldwide;
  8. Share Christian fellowship; and
  9. Conduct the necessary business of the Association.