Joint Call for Proposals

Proposals are no longer being accepted for this year's conference - we hope you'll submit in 2025!

Call for Proposals: 2024 Joint ACRL-NEC - NELIG Annual Conference

 June 3-4, 2024

  • Monday, June 3: Hogan Campus Center, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA 

  • Tuesday, June 4: Online

ACRL-NEC and NELIG sessions will take place on both conference days.

This year’s conference theme is

Two Steps Forward (One Look Back)
Or: There & Back Again

We invite you to submit session proposals that draw on past practice and experience to plan for and engage with what (we think) comes next for academic libraries and the broader library community. We hope to highlight all aspects of library work, including archives, preservation & conservation, collection development, instruction, technical services, engagement, facilities, assessment, communications, and administration.

Please feel free to be creative in your interpretation of the conference theme.  There are many possible directions to go - here are just a few prompts to get you thinking:

  • Re-Energizing Our work and Roles 

  • “We Haven’t Looked at It in 20 years!”

  • Rapid Change as a Constant

  • Library as Place

  • Prioritizing Inclusion

  • Collaborating In & Beyond the Library

  • Scaling Up or Down

  • Fostering Creativity & Innovation

Conference speakers will be invited to add their presentations to the chapter’s repository, hosted by ScholarWorks@UMASSAmherst.

Proposal deadline: Friday, March 1, 2024, 11:59pm EST

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Questions? Email the 2024 NELIG and ACRL/NEC Program Planning Committee at 

Please consider submitting a proposal and we look forward to seeing you in June!

Susanna Cowan, ACRL-NEC Vice President
Kayla Del Biondo, NELIG Co-Chair
Jennifer Snow, NELIG Co-Chair
Members of the ACRL-NEC Conference Planning Committee

For full session format descriptions, see here!

For anyone who cannot or does not wish to use a Google login, you may submit required proposal information (See PDF below) to  Thanks!