The Association of College and Research Libraries(ACRL) is a division of the American Library Association representing nearly 13,000 academic and research librarians and interested individuals. ACRL is the only individual membership organization in North America that develops programs, products, and services to meet the unique needs of academic and research librarians. Its initiatives enable the higher education community to understand the role that academic and research libraries play in the teaching, learning and research environments. More information about ACRL's programs and services can be located on the Web at www.acrl.org. ACRL 2017 is the association's biennial professional development conference and exhibits and the premier event in the college and research library field.