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2023 ARSL Conference

When: September 20-23, 2023
Where: Wichita, Kansas

#ARSL2023 is the conference for rural and small libraries. Our conference planners and presenters understand the constraints of shoestring budgets, small spaces, and limited staffing within small and rural libraries, as well as the unique opportunities for innovation and collaboration. Our conference is packed full of information you can take right back to your library—no scaling down required.

This year's conference theme is "Unite & Ignite"! Our conference provides an opportunity to unite as a professional community and foster a sense of togetherness across a nation of small but mighty libraries. When we come together to share and learn we'll light fires of innovation and change that can burn bright all year long.

Conference Program Request for Proposals (RFP) launches next week!

Are you a community engagement superstar? Have a storytime formula that can't be beat? Do your reader's advisory recommendations always hit the mark? We need YOU to present at ARSL 2023! The program presenters are the heart of the conference, bringing valuable skills and experience to share with fellow attendees.

RFP Launch Date: March 21, 2023
Submission Deadline: April 25, 2023, 5:00 pm CT

Ready to get started? Download the sample RFP form to preview the questions. Check out our Tips for a Great Program Proposal to help polish your submission!

New this year: Pop-Up Program Demos

If the thought of lecturing at the front of the room turns your legs to jelly our pop-up program demos might be the opportunity you've been waiting for! These 20-minute sessions will give presenters the opportunity to demo a craft or other library program formula for small groups of attendees. These practical, actionable demo sessions will let programming pros share their ideas in a less intimidating, more familiar environment. Special consideration will be given to pop-up demos that incorporate intentional accessibility for patrons of different ages and ability levels.