The Call for Proposals for the in-person event is now open!

The DLF Forum is a multi-day experience for learning, networking, and skill building

Join us at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan, USA, July 29-31 and virtually October 22-23, 2024.

Join us in person This Summer

We're excited to partner with member organization Michigan State University (MSU) Libraries and the College of Arts and Letters (CAL) to host DLF Forum's in person summer event happening July 29-31, 2024.

join us virtually This Fall

The DLF community has expressed a desire for a virtual event and we're excited to deliver this year. Offering a virtual conference in the fall will enhance flexibility, accessibility, affordability, and a reduced environmental impact. Join us online October 22-23, 2024.

Now Open!

Submit Your Proposal

Call for proposals for the in-person 2024 DLF Forum at Michigan State University is now open! We invite proposals related to topics ranging from digital humanities methods and projects to artificial intelligence, accessibility, and climate change as related to digital libraries. 

About our event

Defining tomorrow's frontiers

The DLF Forum welcomes digital library, archives, and museum practitioners from member institutions and beyond—for whom it serves as a meeting place, marketplace, and congress. Here, the DLF community celebrates successes, learns from mistakes, sets grassroots agendas, and organizes for action.


Forum presenters typically actively engage with the audience in a two-way communication or participation.


Presenters have the freedom to utilize unconventional and imaginative methods to capture the audience's attention and community key information.


An overwhelming amount of attendees prefer practical sessions that focus on providing useful, actionable information that attendees can apply in their professional lives.


We encourage inventive sessions, where presentations aim to captivate the audience through originality, out-of-the-box thinking, and a fresh perspective, including methods such as creativity in content delivery.

partner with us

Opportunities for sponsorship coming soon

Partner with us to connect your brand to a multi-disciplinary cross-sector audience of professionals in the digital library, museum, archives, and cultural heritage fields, from project managers, technologists, and developers to administrators, archivists, and service providers. 


See Past Submissions

Browse the diverse portfolio of presentations from the 2023 CLIR events. Because submission to our repository, OSF, is optional, be sure to browse the 2023 Schedule for all presentation titles and abstracts. 

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