APPLY NOW! Applications will be accepted until January 18, 2022.

The 2022 Teaching the Teachers Conference will be held in-person at Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon. The main session will be Thursday, May 12th and Friday, May 13th. New this year: a special Saturday session for new legal research instructors to stay and develop materials. Main Conference attendance is limited to 40 attendees and costs $85. Saturday session is limited to 10 attendees and costs an additional $35. Saturday session attendees must also attend the main conference.


Application: Thank you for your interest in attending the Teaching the Teachers Conference. Due to how fast the conference's 40 slots have filled for the past conferences, this year we are having an application, rather than a registration. This will ensure that everyone across all time zones and in all types of library has an equal chance at getting to attend the conference--not just those who happen to be free at the time registration opens. We hope this takes some of the stress out of registration--and we promise, it's not a long application.
The factors we'll be using to evaluate the applications include:

  • Need for training on instruction
  • Number of years teaching
  • Institution (preference will be given to librarians from different institutions, as our hope is that if one person comes from your institution, they will share what they learn with the entire team)
  • Diversity of library type, level of teaching experience, type of teaching you do, backgrounds (we want a good variety so we have more robust discussions)
  • Whether you've had a chance to attend previous iterations of the conference

We hope this will make the conference attendance process more equitable, give more people a chance to attend over the years, and make the Teaching the Teachers Conference a great learning experience for all who attend.

Applications will be accepted from December 1, 2021 to January 18, 2022

COVID-19 Requirements

  • Proof of vaccination is required to attend this conference. Vaccination status will be checked upon arrival at the first day of the conference. Attendees with a valid medical exemption will need to show proof of negative test taken no more than 72 hours prior to the conference. If you have a medical exemption, please notify conference organizers within one month after acceptance to the conference.
  • Masking will be required inside at all times during the conference, except during designated meal breaks. Meals will be available for consumption either outside or in a designated eating area away from the main conference room. Masks are required regardless of vaccination status.
  • Attendees will be required to sign in and out each day of the conference for contact tracing purposes.

Browse the contents of 2022 | Portland, Oregon:

Main Conference
Beginners' Bootcamp