2018 Conference

  • 06 Jun 2018
  • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM (EDT)
  • Queens University of Charlotte


  • Must register by May 15th.
  • Presenter or Poster Presenter

Registration is closed

Join us for our 13th Annual Conference!

Advancing Diversity: Moving Beyond Discussion

June 6, 2018

Queens University of Charlotte

Online Registration available until May 29.

Onsite registration available on June 6.

$80 - Non-member
$65 - Member
$50 - Presenter
$30 - Early Bird Student Rate (register before May 15th)

Conference Schedule

Parking Information

Queens University Of Charlotte Parking Map

North Parking Deck, next to Levine Center for Wellness and Recreation

Breakfast at registration

 Assorted pastries and fruit     


Taste of the Mediterranean

Grilled lemon-oregano chicken

Salmon cakes with cucumber sauce

Tabbouleh, baba ghanoush, and hummus served with

pita triangles

Greek salad with lemon dill vinaigrette

House-made baklava

Iced tea and water


Dr. Ismail H. Abdullahi

Professor of Global Library and Information Sciences
North Carolina Central University

About our Speaker

Dr. Ismail Abdullahi is professor of Global Library and Information Science at the School of Library and Information Sciences at North Carolina Central University. Prior to joining NCCU SLIS, he was a tenured professor at Clark Atlanta University School of Library and Information Science 1992-2005. Dr. Abdullahi received his Ph.D. in Library and Information Science at the University of Pittsburgh. He is among the longest and most distinguished serving person in the American Library Association (ALA) and the International Federation of Library Association and Institutions (IFLA). His professional engagement, including serving on ALA's International Relations Committee and the ALA Diversity Committee, reflects his commitment to applied diversity and inclusion in the field. As an LIS educator, Dr. Abdullahi's diversity work is also reflected in his commitment to Library and Information Science education. He is editor of Global Library and Information Science: A Textbook for Students and Educators, and he is also the creator of a study abroad program with the Denmark Royal School of Library and Information Science. Dr. Abdullahi is a pioneer and leader in LIS, as reflected in his other numerous awards, including the Harold Lancour Award for Excellence in International and Comparative Study in Library and Information Sciences, the Leadership Award of the Black Caucus of the American Library Association, North Carolina Library Association's Roadbuilder's Award for Library Education, and most recently, the 2018 John Ames Humphry/OCLC/Forest Press Award.


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Charlotte, NC 28211


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