Annual Meetings

The AACRL annual meeting and business dinner is held annually in conjunction with the Alabama Library Association’s annual convention. Attendees enjoy dinner and a guest speaker.

AACRL also partners with the College, University, and Special Libraries Division to put on Best Practices Programs at ALLA annual convention.

Call for Proposals for 2018 AACRL/CUS Programs

The 2018 Alabama Library Association Convention will be in Florence, Alabama, April 10-13 at the Marriott Shoals Hotel & Spa and the Alabama Association of College & Research Libraries (AACRL) along with the Alabama Library Association – College, University, and Special Library (CUS) Division are asking for presentation proposals for their annual Best Practices Sessions!

We are looking for proposals on anything that impacts Alabama academic libraries! Some possible topics include but are definitely not limited

  • Cross-University Collaboration
  • Reviewing and Revising Academic Library Assessment
  • Enhancing the Liaison Relationship
  • Implementing Emerging Technologies for Academic Library Use
  • Academic Library Administration and Management Techniques
  • Reassessing User Service Staffing Models
  • RDA and new cataloging practices
  • AND many more…

Submit your presentation proposal online today: https://goo.gl/forms/4V0HEnDY3KoepVN13

Past AACRL Annual Meetings

  • April 19, 2017, Montgomery, AL.
    Digital Humanities: How Students Become CuratorsSpeaker: Dr. Lauren Cardon, University of Alabama Digital Humanities Center
    Presentation (PowerPoint file)
  • April 25, 2012, Hoover, AL
    Disrupted Higher Learning: Leading from the Library
    Speaker: Steven J. Bell, Associate University Librarian for Research and Instructional Services, Temple University
  • April 20, 2011, Orange Beach, AL
    K-16 Information Literacy Efforts in Georgia
    Speaker: Nadine Cohen, University of Georgia Libraries
  • April 23, 2008, Homewood, AL
    Speaker: Dr. Julie Todaro, ACRL President
  • April 18, 2007, Mobile, AL
    Emerging Ideas: The Academic Library of the Future
    Speaker: Kate Nevins, Executive Director of SOLINET
  • April 26, 2006, Florence, AL
    Current ACRL Events and Initiatives
    Speaker: Frances Maloy, Emory University Library, ACRL Past-President
  • April 20, 2005, Birmingham, AL
    How Should Academic Libraries Address the Requirements of the SACS Principles of Accreditation?
    Speaker: Dr. Bill Nelson, Library Director, Augusta State University
  • April 21, 2004, Montgomery, AL
    The Academic Library in a Digital World: Problems and Possibilities
    Speaker: Dr. Fred M. Heath, Vice-provost and Director of General Libraries, University of Texas at Austin

Past AACRL/CUS Best Practices Programs