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 2016 ALABI meeting will be held May 23-25 at Baylor University in Waco, Texas in conjunction with the National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion (NABPR) and Baptist History and Heritage Society.  Registration for the meeting is through the NABPR website at  The registration fee is $95.00 and includes a printed meeting program, dinner Monday night, breakfast Tuesday and Wednesday, and ample coffee breaks.  The theme for the meeting is “Perspectives in Baptist History and Identity.”

The Texas Baptist Historical Collection has reserved a limited number of rooms at the LaQuinta Inn Waco University (check in May 22, check out May 25) at a rate of $52.84/night tax included.  The phone number to the hotel is 254-752-9741.  The website is  When you call the hotel, tell them you are attending the ALABI/NABPR/BHHS meeting and ask for the BGCT rate.  The hotel offers free breakfast.  It has exterior corridors (no hallway room entry).  The LaQuinta is located on the same side of the interstate as Baylor University.

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

Past Meeting Programs & Locations

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)