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.

2018 Annual Business Meeting & Dinner

April 11th, 2018, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Rigatoni’s Italian Grill
107 N. Court St., Florence, AL 35620

The menu will consist of the following dinner buffet:

    • Salad
    • Cheese ravioli, lasagna (with meat), and chicken alfredo
      *gluten-free ravioli available for those indicating special request on the registration form*
    • Brownie dessert
    • Non-alcoholic beverage

This year, attendees will have the opportunity to network with others at “Birds of a Feather” tables. At each group, there will be structured questions related to topics in academic librarianship. This will be a very informal activity that will encourage collaborative conversations among Alabama academic librarians and library personnel.

Please register by April 6th. If you do not see an option to request special dietary requests, please email your request to Jessica Hayes at

2018 Business Meeting & Dinner Registration

Registration form (pdf)

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