2023 Annual Convention

We will not be holding an annual convention this year. Instead, the Association is offering a free, virtual event.

Alabama Libraries: Celebrating and Serving Diverse Communities

April 27, 2023
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Special thanks to our sponsors: EBSCOhost and Alabama Humanities Alliance.

Program Schedule

9 AM Keynote: Ashley Jones, the youngest individual and first person of color to be named Poet Laureate of Alabama, will kick off our day by celebrating the power of diverse perspectives in libraries and life.

10AM: Tribal Libraries are for Everyone with Deidra Dees and Ms. Leasha Martin, sponsored by the Multicultural Information Roundtable

11AM: DEI Initiatives in Academic Libraries and Spaces Roundtable Discussion with Michael S. Fitts, Charlcie Pettway Vann, Miriam Sweeney, sponsored by College, University and Special Libraries and Alabama Association of College and Research Libraries


1PM: Our Stories Matter Too!: Defending Diverse Youth Books in Your Library with Jamie Naidoo and Cristina Castor

2PM: Government Documents in the Time of the Civil Rights Movement with Tim Dodge, sponsored by GODORT

3PM: Alabama State University's Role in Civil Rights History and the Efforts of the Library and University to Preserve the History with Dr. Janice Franklin, Dr. Howard Robinson, and Raegan Stearns

4PM: "Don’t Say Gay” in Alabama: A Taxonomic Framework of LGBTQ+ Information Support Services in Public Libraries with Bharat Mehra and Baheya S. Jaber

We look forward to seeing you at this free event!