The National Conference of African American Librarians (NCAAL) is the largest professional gathering of African Americans working in library and information science, individuals working in libraries serving predominately African American communities and those with an interest in African American librarianship.

NCAAL provides attendees with an array of learning, professional development, and networking opportunities. Nationally recognized speakers, authors and leaders, present on issues, opportunities, and best practices. Attendees always get to experience a bit of the local flavor and history of the host city with special events, and tours highlighting the city’s Black history and culture.

The NCAAL XI theme is Culture Keepers XI | SANKOFA EXPERIENCE: Inspired by Our Past, Igniting Our Future. The conference will be held on July 27 for the Pre-Conference and July 28 – August 1, 2021 for the Virtual Conference in Tulsa City–County Library is the host library.