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Please plan to join us in 2023!

November 1, 2022 Update - Our hope is that as many as possible would attend the in-person conference in Cedarville, OH, which will include all of the traditional elements of our annual conference. We know that not all can come in person with budgets and time constraints, so we will continue to offer a virtual option for 2023, but at a different time than our in-person event. Please note the differences below.

In-Person Conference
June 6-8, 2023
Cedarville University | Cedarville, OH
Virtual Conference
June 26-27, 2023
Online | Whova
  • 3 days of programming
    Besides registration and a welcome reception on Monday evening (6/5), the conference program will begin first thing Tuesday (6/6) and end late afternoon on Thursday (6/8).
  • Keynote Address
  • 2 ACL-PRO Plenary Workshops (opportunity to earn CEUs)
  • Devotions
  • Librarian Colleague Presented Workshops
  • Section Meetings
  • ACL Business Meeting
  • President’s Banquet Wednesday night (6/7) at Young’s Jersey Dairy Event Center
  • ACL Home Office Open House & Tour
  • Online participation (Jun 26-27) is included with in-person registration
  • Members save $90 on registration
  • Two days of 5-6 hours of live broadcast content in primary time zones (e.g. 11 AM EST - 5 PM EST and 8 AM PST - 1 PM PST)
  • Keynote (recorded during in-person event, broadcasted at a specific time)
  • 2 ACL-PRO Plenary Workshops (recorded during in-person event, broadcasted at a specific time - opportunity to earn CEUs)
  • Devotions (live - different from in-person event)
  • Workshops and Live Q & A (presented by librarian colleagues - different workshops from in-person presentations)
  • Focused networking sessions & virtual meet-up opportunities
  • Included with in-person conference registration
  • Members save $90 on registration


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 encouraged for the upcoming year.

2023 Conference Coordinating Team

Joshua Michael, Cedarville University
Host Librarian

April McKinion, ACL
Conference Manager, Outreach Coordinator

Ruth McGuire, University of Northwestern - St. Paul
Presentations Coordinator

William Modrow, Miami University - OH
Poster Session Coordinator

Nathanael Davis, Cedarville University
Technology Coordinator