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What is this workshop series and how did it come about?

The ACL Fall Workshop Series is an extension of the traditional conference. As you know, the global pandemic caused us to move several of our traditional conference elements to a virtual format, which we were able to provide to our members free of charge, thanks to several vendor sponsorships! One of the elements that is more difficult to include in a virtual setting is member-to-member interaction. The virtual events team sought to find a way to bring you several of the traditional ACL workshops that you would have been able to experience at conference in a way that also allows for further conversation. The virtual team selected eight workshops that centered around the use of digital resources and technology to reach students and also the importance of building relationships with our students. We know that many of you are facing uncertainty this fall and we wanted to provide the series to help you explore ways that you can use technology to help your students increase their informational literacy and also engage with students and vendors remotely.

What is the format and when are the workshop presentations?

The fall workshop series will be broadcast using the traditional Zoom meeting format. Upon entering the Zoom meeting room, all microphones will be automatically muted, but you will have the option of turning on your video feed if desired. The webinars will take place on Wednesday afternoons, beginning at 1:00 pm EST. The dates of the webinars are September 2, 16, and 30, October 7 and 21, November 4 and 18, and December 2. Starting at 1:00 pm, the workshop presenter will welcome you and begin their presentation. The presentation will last 45 minutes and a short time (10-15 minutes) of Q&A will follow. At approximately 2:00 pm, the meeting host will end the formal presentation time and open the meeting room for a 30 minute time of discussion and reflection. During this time, members will have the opportunity to interact with each other and talk about ideas for implementing what they have just learned. The meeting will be ended at 2:30 pm.

We recognize that many of you will not be able to participate in the live webinar option and may, therefore, choose to watch the recorded webinar at your convenience. (Recordings will be available within 24 hours after the live workshop.) We want you to be able to continue interacting around these important topics! As such, we are creating a separate discussion list which you will be added to at the time of registering for the event. Here, you can continue to ask the presenter questions and engage in conversations with other librarians around each presented topic.

Can you explain the individual vs. group cost and registration process?

We recognize that professional development budgets may be impacted this fall, so we have created a pricing model that allows ACL to cover its costs and also provide you with valuable content! Registration includes access to all eight webinars.

Individual Registration
For individuals who would like to participate in the live webinars, the price is $40. If your schedule doesn't allow for participation in the live events, then the individual access for recordings is just $20! Either option will give you access to the discussion list. The individual registration option if for ACL members only. Non-members can join ACL or participate in the group option below. Everyone who registers for the live events will also receive links to the recordings. REGISTER HERE

Group Registration
For groups of 3 or more (from the same institution), the live event price is $100 and the recording only price is $80. The person registering your group must be an ACL member. Group registrations will require the name and email address of all participating group members. Group members will have the ability to log-on individually to the meetings as we understand the need for social distancing or continued work-from-home restrictions. If some members of your group intend to participate live and some watch the recordings, please register for the live event. Everyone who registers for the live events will also receive links to the recordings. REGISTER HERE

Tell me more about the workshops.

Click here for the schedule of workshops, presenters, and abstracts.

Are there scholarships available?

The scholarship application deadline was August 19, 2020. 

Contact with any questions.




Participation Pricing - Includes 8 Workshops
  Individual Group
(3 or more)

Live Zoom Participation
(recordings included)

$40 $100
Recordings Only $20 $80


PLEASE NOTE: This event is for ACL members only, unless the non-member is part of a group rate in which an ACL member has registered.


This is a firm deadline as the number of registrants impacts the level of Zoom license required and the ACL virtual team needs time to adequately prepare for the first meeting and communicate information effectively to all who have registered.

There will be NO REFUNDS issued for this event.

Meet Our Team...

April VanPutten, Virtual Events Coordinator

Gina Bohler
Cornerstone University

Robert Burgess
Mississippi College