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 2015 ALABI meeting will be held April 22-24 at the Southern Baptist Historical Library and Archives (SBHLA) in Nashville, Tennessee.  Our conference theme will be “Here in the Real World: Understanding and Serving Our Users.”  Details about lodging, meeting rooms, tours, events, and a finalized program will be coming soon. We hope to see you there!

Session Proposals
ALABI members interested in presenting at the 2015 meeting are encouraged to submit session proposals that match the theme of the meeting. Each presentation should have a little country music flair worked into the title to complement our focus on practicality with a twang for our Nashville meeting. For example, a session on working with genealogists might be titled “Family Tradition,” or a session on outreach to new users could be titled “You Had Me At Hello.” Have fun, be creative, and don’t worry if you can’t think of a song title, the planning committee is happy to help!

Session proposals should be submitted to Jan Ballard, ALABI Vice President/President Elect at or 678-547-6680. The deadline for ideas and proposals is February 27th.

Past Meeting Programs & Locations

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 – 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)

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