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Official site for the 2013 conference of the Association of Christian Librarians (ACL), June 10-13, 2013, in San Diego, CA.


Welcome to the Association of Christian Librarians 2013 Conference Libguide. 

On this site, you can use the tabs above to easily find information relating to the ACL 2013 Conference, which was held on June 10-13 at Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego,CA.

Please email us if you have any questions.

Your Hosts

(Photo by Marcus Emerson)

Point Loma Nazarene University and Ryan Library were thrilled to be hosting the 2013 Association of Christian Librarians' Conference.

We welcomed back ACL members who visited us when we last hosted ACL in 2000, and those who counted this as their first trip to "America's Finest City."

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America's Finest Timelapse Video

Check out this awesome timelapse photography video of San Diego.  SO COOL!

Conference Theme

More Than True


Our conference theme, “More than True,” comes from Neil Gaiman’s paraphrase of a G. K. Chesterton quote:

“Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.”

ACL 2013 will provide opportunities to share the wisdom you’ve gained through scholarship and experience.   It will encourage you to learn from each other’s creative solutions and to enjoy the community of faith within our discipline. 

We hope you will be inspired by your colleagues and that you’ll make the most of every opportunity to think together about the issues that face your students, your institution, and your library.

 With this theme, we acknowledge the “fairy tale” setting we enjoy here at Point Loma while celebrating creativity and our God-given imagination.

 Although our focus will be on innovative and creative solutions for positive change in our libraries, we are well-aware that we happen to be in a lovely location, home to Sea World, historic Old Town, Sunset Cliffs Natural Park, Cabrillo National Monument, terrific beaches, the world famous San Diego Zoo, the USS Midway Museum, Balboa Park, Legoland, Seaport Village, and the ever-improving San Diego Padres….

Well, you get the point.  There’s lots to do here after the conference.

Photo of Point Loma sign

(Photo by Beryl Pagan)

PLNU Greek


ACL 2013 is more than just a conference—it’s an opportunity to develop a new, creative vision for the communities you serve. 

We can’t wait to see you in San Diego.

   (Photo by Marcus Emerson)

Conference Team Members

Conference Coordinating Team                
        Conference Host Planning Team
Name ACL Position Name
Host Library Position
April VanPutten Manager   Frank Quinn Host Team, Director
Brent Etzel Program Director Anne-Elizabeth Powell Host Team Member
Robin Lang   Presentation Coordinator Beryl Pagan Host Team Member
Tonya Fawcett Continuing Education Coordinator Darlene Chamberlin Host Team Member
Kaitlin Ross Registrar Doug Fruehling Host Team Member
Racha Gruet Vendor/Publicity Coordinator Denise Nelson Host Team Member
Janelle Mazelin Executive Director Phyllis Fox  Host Team Member

Purchase Conference Shirts, and more!

Conference Messenger Bag Now you can get a conference t-shirt or sweatshirt or travel mug or baseball cap or mousepad or—you get the idea—whenever you like and in the color and size you prefer.

Click to purchase ACL and Conference merchandise.

Looking for ACL merchandise?  There’s a separate page for ACL apparel and merchandise, too.

More that True Water Bottle