Frequently Asked Questions

Please check out the answers to your most frequently asked questions:

1) What is NCAAL XI? Why should I attend?
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.
2) What is the approximate cost to attend NCAAL?

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3) Will the conference be accessible for attendees needing special accommodations?
Yes, NCAAL is committed to assisting conference attendees in need of special accommodations. When registering for the conference you will be able to indicate if you need any special accommodations. Members of the conference planning committee and/or conference site will work with you.
4) Do I need to be a member of ALA and/or BCALA to attend NCAAL?
You do not need to be a member of ALA or BCALA to attend the conference. A reduced rate is offered to those with association and/or caucus membership, students and retirees.
5) How can I become a member of BCALA?
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6) How can my organization exhibit at the conference, or be a conference sponsor?
7) How can I get updates about the conference?
For conference updates, you can visit the NCAAL Conference website, look for articles in the BCALA newsletter, and announcements on BCALA listserv and social media platforms.