ALABI meetings are generally held once per year, usually in the summer. The ALABI Administrative Committee (consisting of the four elected officers as indicated by the Constitution) conducts the business of the Association between annual meetings. Click on the links below for additional information on upcoming and past meeting programs.

Next Meeting

The 2017 annual meeting will be held in Atlanta, Georgia at the American Baptist Historical Society from May 30 – June 1.

Program and Registration

Our theme will be “Transitions & Turnarounds: Successfully Navigating Change in Baptist Archives and Libraries.” As archivists and librarians, we work in professions that regularly encounter change in staffing, mission, services, and the demands placed upon our physical and digital spaces. As those who undertake this work in Baptist institutions, we must regularly navigate these transitions with limited resources. This year we will focus on helping each other learn from the successful (or maybe not-so-successful) transitions and turnarounds we have each navigated.

ALABI 2017 Program
ALABI 2017 Registration Form


A limited number of rooms have been reserved at the Hampton Inn Atlanta-Northlake (check in May 29, check out June 1) at a rate of $109.00/night plus tax.  The phone number to the hotel is 770-493-1966.  The website is   When you call the hotel, tell them you are attending the ALABI meeting and ask for the Mercer corporate rate.  The hotel offers free breakfast.

Membership Renewals

If you have not done so already, please remember to renew your membership before the annual meeting.

Past Meeting Programs & Locations

2016 – Waco, TX (Baylor)
2015 – Nashville, TN (SBHLA)
2014 – Sioux Falls, SD (Sioux Falls Seminary)
2013 – Richmond, VA (IMB)
2012 – Wake Forest, NC (SEBTS)
2011 – Dallas/Fort Worth, TX (DBU/SWBTS)
2010 – Georgetown, KY(Georgetown College)
2009 – Nashville, TN (SBHLA)
2008 – Macon, GA (Mercer University)
2007 – Campbellsville, KY (Campbellsville University)
2006 – Richmond, VA (Internation Mission Board)
2005 – Birmingham, AL (Samford University)


ALABI Minutes – June 6, 2014 (PDF)
ALABI Minutes – May 24, 2013 (PDF)
ALABI Minutes – June 7, 2012 (PDF)
ALABI Minutes – May 19, 2011 (PDF)
ALABI Minutes – June 3, 2010 (PDF)
ALABI Minutes – June 4, 2009 (PDF)
ALABI Minutes – May 21, 2008 (PDF)

Materials provided by constitution committee in 2008:
Current Constitution
Proposed Constitution
Proposed Bylaws

ALABI Treasurer’s Report – May 21, 2008 (PDF)
ALABI – June 7, 2007 (PDF)
ALABI- June 1, 2006 (PDF)
Southern Baptist Library Association – June 2, 2005 (PDF)
Ad-Hoc Committee for SBLA Name – May 2, 2005 (PDF)
Southern Baptist Library Association – May 26, 2004 (PDF)