Conferences & Events

2021 ARSL Conference Page

Each year the Association creates a unique conference for library staff and advocates from rural and small communities, designed with practicality and the understanding that professional development and networking are essential parts of your success. Topics include programming, fundraising, working with boards, keeping up with technology, and much more!


Conference Locations

Upcoming conference location:

  • 2021: Reno/Sparks, NV, October 20 – October 23, 2021
  • 2022: Southeast Region, location to be announced soon!

Previous conferences have been held in:

  • 2020: Online (originally planned for Wichita, KS)
  • 2019: Burlington, VT
  • 2018: Springfield, IL
  • 2017: St. George, UT
  • 2016: Fargo, ND
  • 2015: Little Rock, AR
  • 2014: Tacoma, WA
  • 2013: Omaha, NE
  • 2012: Raleigh, NC
  • 2011: Frisco, TX
  • 2010: Denver, CO
  • 2009: Gatlinburg, TN
  • 2008: Sacramento, CA

Continuing Education Units

Because each state sets its own requirements for Continuing Education Certification, we are unable to offer credit or certificates. We recommend you visit your state library’s website for information on obtaining credit for national conferences. We also strongly suggest that you keep a copy of your registration receipt, conference program, and a list of sessions you attend as proof of your attendance.