NCAAL has ended
Grand Hyatt Atlanta (Buckhead)
3300 Peachtree Road NE Atlanta, GA 30305, USA

(Deadline for conference registration was August 1.  THERE WILL BE NO ON-SITE REGISTRATION OR MEAL PAYMENTS)

From the BCALA President

Dear Colleagues,

I can’t begin to express how excited I am that you’ve decided to be here with us at the 10th National Conference of African American Librarians (NCAAL) here in Atlanta (Buckhead), Georgia.

As President of the Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA), it is my pleasure to bring you greetings and a heartfelt welcome from the BCALA Officers and Executive Board. This 10th NCAAL commemorates 25 years since our first one held in 1992 in Columbus, Ohio and promises to be our best and most memorable conference yet.

We have gathered in Atlanta bringing our unique backgrounds and experiences from various libraries and communities. Whether you have attended previously or a first-timer, this conference is the perfect environment to create and rekindle friendships, learn new strategies and practices and just have fun.

I am grateful for the Conference Co-Chairs and their team who worked so hard and shared their time and talents to put this conference together for all of us. Thank you!

Our opening and closing speakers will “WOW” you with their powerful stories, insights and experiences. Our presenters will share their ideas and equip you with tools, strategies and resources to take back to your libraries and communities. Our authors will inspire you with their words and illustrations. Our exhibitors will spark your interest with their products and services. AND MUCH MORE…

Thank you for attending and bringing your energy, curiosity, and expertise. You are truly our greatest asset today, tomorrow and we could not accomplish all we do without your support.

Get ready to be educated, inspired and empowered!


Denyvetta Davis

From the Conference Co-Chairs

We are excited the 10th National Conference of African American Librarians is only a few weeks away. We look forward to coming together to network, share and learn. You are in store for an informative, inspirational and joyous time as we celebrate 25 years of convening our national conferences. The conference theme, “Beyond Library Wall: Innovative Ways to Engage OurCommunity” affords us an opportunity to explore virtual (24/7) access and programs outside the brick and mortar library as well as emphasize the strength of community engagement. We are happy to host this conference in Atlanta, one of the South’s most popular tourist destinations. Atlanta’s rich African American history deep rooted in the Civil Rights Movement makes it an excellent city for us to gather. We look forward to seeing you in Atlanta for a truly rewarding conference experience.

Carolyn Garnes & Dorothy Guthrie,
Conference Co-Chairs

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