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2022  Resilience & Reinvention, Newman Univesity, Wichita, KS was ACL's first hybrid conference                      with both in-person and online participants
          Jeanette Parker, host librarian—Megan E. Welsh, keynote speaker
          Conference materials are available for all participants in Whova through December 12, 2022.
          Photo Album

2021 Today's Library: Putting the Pieces Together, Cedarville University, Cedarville, OH was the
         approved site, but due to COVID-19, this conference was presented virtually through Whova.
         Joshua Michal, host librarian—Dr. Kevin Jones, keynote speaker
         Conference materials were available in Whova through 12/2021. 

2020 Beyond All Limits, Newman Univesity, Wichita, KS was the approved site, but due to COVID-19
         this conference was presented virtually
         Jeanette Parker, host librarian—Kaetrena Davis Kendrick, keynote speaker
         Conference Materials

2019 Rooted in Faith, Grounded in TruthIndiana Wesleyan University, Marion, IN
         Sheila Carlblom, host librarian—Todd Ream, keynote speaker
         Conference ProgramConference Materials, Photo Album

2018 Riding the Circuits, Sharing Knowledge, Then and NowAsbury University, Wilmore, KY
         Jennifer Walz, host librarian—Mary Broussard, keynote speaker
         Conference Materials, Photo Album

2017 Great Expectations to Grand Experience, Cornerstone University, Grand Rapids, MI
         Fred Sweet, host librarian—Steven Bell, keynote speaker
         Presentation Schedule, Conference Materials, Photo Album

2016  Exploring New Frontiers, George Fox University, Newberg, OR
          Merrill Johnson, host librarian—Ryan Ingersoll, keynote speaker 
          Presentation Schedule, Conference Materials

2015  Blazing a Trail Through the Mountains, Carson-Newman University, Jefferson City, TN
          Lori Thornton, host librarian—Tim Bucknall, keynote speaker
          Presentation ScheduleConference Materials

2014 Crossroads for Discovery, Huntington University, Huntington, IN
         Anita Gray, host librarian—Michael Porter, keynote speaker         

2013 More Than True, Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego, CA
         Frank Quinn, host librarian—William Badke & Don Perini, keynote speakers

2012 Oceans of Opportunity, Palm Beach Atlantic University, West Palm Beach, FL
         Bob Triplett, host librarian—Sue Polanka & David S. Dockery, keynote speakers

2011 Inspiring Greatness: The Library in the Academy, Cedarville University, Cedarville, OH
         Lynn Brock, host librarian—Megan Oakleaf & Andy Bush, keynote speakers

2010 True North: Illumination | Inspiration | Information, Northwestern College, St. Paul, MN
         Ruth McGuire, host librarian—Erin Walsh & Lynn Austin, keynote speakers


2009 Retool | Refresh | Return, Evangel University, Springfield, MO
         Woodvall Moore, host librarian—Nancy J. Olson & Gregory A. Smith, keynote speakers

2008 The Revolution Continues, Eastern Nazarene College, Quincy, MA
         Susan Watkins, host librarian

2007 Riding the Rapids of Change, Cornerstone University, Grand Rapids, MI
         Fred Sweet, host librarian

2006 Celebrating the Past, Racing into the Future, Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, IN
         Sheila Carlblom, host librarian

2005 Nothing Could Be Finer..., Columbia International University, Columbia, SC
         JoAnn Rhodes, host librarian

2004 Connecting..., Evangel University, Springfield, MO
         Woodvall Moore, host librarian

2003 Taming New Frontiers, Asbury College, Wilmore, KY
         Larry Reining & Doug Butler, host librarians

2002 Expanding Our Boundaries, Trevecca Nazarene University, Nashville, TN
         E. Ray Thrasher & Esther Swink, host librarians

2001 Sharing the Vision, Shaping the Future, Olivet Nazarene University, Bourbonnais, IL
         Kathy Boyens, host librarian

2000 Sailing into the 21st Century, Point Loma Nazarene University, Point Loma, CA
         Anne-Elizabeth Powell & Jim Newburg, host librarians


1999 Navigating the Information Maze, Lee University, Cleveland, TN
         Frances Arrington, host librarian

1998 Taylor University, Upland, IN
         David Dickey, host librarian

1997 Northwestern College, St. Paul, MN
         Sheila Carlblom, host librarian

1996 Cedarville College, Cedarville, OH
         Lynn Brock, host librarian

1995 Southeastern College, Lakeland, FL
         Linda Jones, host librarian

1994 Greenville College, Greenville, IL
         Jane Hopkins, host librarian

1993 Bethel College, Mishawaka, IN
         Clyde Root, host librarian

1992 Stonecroft Conference Center, Branson, MO
         William Abernathy & Woodvall Moore, host librarians

1991 Eastern Pentecostal Bible College, Peterborough, ON, Canada
         Terry Kennedy, host librarian

1990 Cedarville College, Cedarville, OH
         Lynn Brock, host librarian


1989 Multnomah School of the Bible, Portland, OR
         James F. Scott, host librarian

1988 Judson College, Elgin, IL
         Dennis Reed, host librarian

1987 Taylor University, Upland, IN
         Roger Phillips, host librarian

1986 Bryan College, Dayton, TN
         David Wright, host librarian

1985 Evangel College, Springfield, MO
         Woodvall Moore, host librarian

1984 Houghton College, Houghton, NY
         Joyce Moore, host librarian

1983 Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL
         Paul Snezek, host librarian

1982 Prairie Bible Institute, Three Hills, AB, Canada
         Ron Jordahl, host librarian

1981 Nyack College, Nyack, NY
         May Leo, host librarian

1980 Northwestern College, St. Paul, MN
         Mary Lou Hovda, host librarian


1979 Nazarene Bible College, Colorado Springs, CO
         Roger Williams, host librarian

1978 Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, IL
         Richard Schock, host librarian

1977 Covenant College, Lookout Mountain, GA
         Gary B. Huisman, host librarian

1976 Washington Bible College, Lanham, MD
         Douglas Cook, host librarian

1975 St. Paul Bible College, Bible College, MN
         Marcelyn Smid, host librarian

1974 Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas, TX
         John A. Witmer, host librarian

1973 Asbury Theological Seminary & Asbury College, Wilmore, KY
         Susan Schultz & Wayne Woodward, host librarians

1972 Columbia Bible College, Columbia, SC
         Shirley Wood, host librarian

1971 Grace College and Seminary, Winona Lake, IN
         Mabel Hamilton, host librarian

1970 Northeastern Collegiate Bible Institute, Essex Falls, NJ
         Clara Ruth Stone, host librarian


1969 Grace Bible College, Grand Rapids, MI
         R. E. Reich, host librarian

1968 Bryan College, Dayton, TN
         Virginia Seguine, host librarian

1967 Calvary Bible College, Kansas City, MO
         Hilda Kroeker, host librarian

1966 Ft. Wayne Bible College, Ft. Wayne, IN
         Richard Elmer & Edith Ehike, host librarian

1965 Roberts Wesleyan College, North Chili, NY
         Ora Ann Sprague, host librarian

1964 Eastern Mennonite College, Harrisonburg, VA
         Margaret Shenk, host librarian

1963 Central Bible Institute, Springfield, MO
         Eleanor Parry, host librarian

1962 Berkshire Christian College, Lenox, MA
         Oral Collins, host librarian

1961 Cedarville College, Cedarville, OH
         Paul Wyland, host librarian

1960 Buffalo Bible Institute, Buffalo, NY
         Ruth Butler, host librarian


1959 Washington Bible College, Washington, D.C.
         Elizabeth Dinning, host librarian

1958 Baptist Bible Seminary, Johnson City, NY
         Miriam Waggoner, host librarian

1957 Nyack Missionary College, Nyack, NY
         Dorothy K. Spidell, host librarian


ACL owes its existence to the meeting of a few librarians in the summer of 1956. That first Christian Librarians Fellowship consisted of:

Shirley Wood – Columbia Bible College, Columbia, SC
Dorothy Spidell – Nyack Missionary College, Nyack, NY
Mary Jane Kergerize – The King’s College, Briarcliff Manor, NY
Marian Boyjiam – The King’s College, Briarcliff Manor, NY
Emily Russel – Faith Theological Seminary, Elkins Park, PA


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