Inspire, educate, and empower library professionals and enthusiasts.
Prepare for an immersive experience at the 12th National Conference of African American Librarians! Our programs and events are meticulously curated to provide a diverse range of sessions, workshops, and activities designed to inspire, educate, and empower library professionals and enthusiasts. We are dedicated to spearheading initiatives that foster the growth, advancement, and continual professional development of African-American librarians. Our commitment lies in championing the evolution of libraries to better serve and empower the diverse tapestry of our community while nurturing the growth of library professionals.
  • Advocacy/Marketing – Showing the value of libraries and librarians
  • Assessment – Evaluating library services and programs
  • Black Consciousness Principles – Black joy, history, culture, resilience, life, and experience
  • Boards of Trustees – Trustee duties and expectations
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion – Best practices
  • Emerging Technologies – Recent technologies, including social media, AI, and mobile devices
  • Health Information – Health issues and the use of medical and health resources; emotional labor
  • Information & Financial Literacy – Teaching information and financial literacy skills
  • International Relations Across the African Diaspora – Issues and trends in libraries across the African Diaspora
  • Leadership & Management – Building leadership and management skills; administrators; trustees; managers
  • Learning & Engaging – Children, Youth and Library Service
  • Outreach & Community Engagement – Libraries connecting with the local community
  • Transforming Spaces – New spaces, including learning commons and maker spaces


Subject to Change as Details are Confirmed

Wednesday, July 24, 2024

  • 7-10pm
  • Opening Reception

Thursday July 25, 2024

  • 8-10am
  • 10-10:15am
  • 10:15am-11:45am
  • 12-1pm
  • 1:15-2pm
  • 2-4pm
  • 4:15-5:15pm
  • Diaspora Event
  • Coffee Break
  • Concurrent sessions
  • Opening keynote
  • Concurrent sessions
  • Exhibits Grand Opening
  • Concurrent sessions

Friday, July 26, 2024

  • 7:30-8am
  • 8-1:45pm
  • 2-3:15pm
  • 4:15-5:30pm
  • Coffee break
  • Concurrent sessions
  • Afternoon Keynote
  • Concurrent sessions

Saturday, July 27, 2024

  • 8-9am
  • 9:15-11:15am
  • 11:30am-1pm
  • 1:15-3:45pm
  • 7-9pm
  • Morning Keynote
  • Concurrent sessions
  • Exhibits Closing Time
  • Concurrent sessions
  • Awards Celebration/Conference Closing

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