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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) is now closed.

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

Conference Scholarship Applications are open until May 2! 

Each year the ARSL Grants, Awards & Scholarships (GAS) Committee accepts applications for four competitive scholarships to facilitate attendance to the ARSL Conference.These scholarships are funded through generous donations to the ARSL Scholarship Fund by our members and supporters!

Application deadline: May 2, 2023

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Interested applicants may apply for any/all scholarships for which they are eligible in a given year. All successful applicants will be awarded one (1) scholarship from among those applied for, as outlined on our Conference Scholarships page. Click the button below to learn more!

About ARSL Conference Scholarships

All conference scholarship applications will be submitted through our new Universal Application. Click the link below to access the application.

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Exhibitor & Sponsor Registration is now open!

We look forward to continuing our successful hybrid event model for 2023. We will be able to bring the ARSL community together again in Wichita, Kansas, and we’ll also be able to reach those who are unable to travel via virtual access. So come exhibit with us to unite with our attendees and ignite interest in your products and services with our key organizational decision-makers.

Your exhibitor registration includes both an in-person booth and a virtual booth to maximize attendee engagement. Sponsors will be even more visible across our in-person conference and virtual app, with on-site logo placement and a presence in the virtual sponsor hall.

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