2023 Annual Convention

We will not be holding an annual convention this year. Instead, we will have a free, virtual event.

Alabama Libraries: Celebrating and Serving Diverse Communities

Please join ALLA for a free virtual event, Alabama Libraries: Celebrating and Serving Diverse Communities, on April 27, 2023 at 9:00 AM as we celebrate diversity, inclusion, and social justice by centering voices that have historically been and are currently being silenced. This day-long event is a team effort, with representation from ALLA’s divisions, roundtables, and committees.

Register for this free event today!

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

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Register for this free event today!