The Archives, Libraries, Museums and Special Collections (ALMS) Conference is an international event focussed on the work by public, private, academic, and grassroots organisations which are collecting, capture and preserving archives of LGBTQ+ experiences, to ensure their histories continue to be documented and share
The first GLBT ALMS Conference was held in Minnesota in 2006, co-hosted by the Tretter Collection and the Quatrefoil Library. The London conference in 2016 focused on exploring margins, borders, barriers and intersections of LGBTQ+ historical research and collecting, while the 2019 conference in Berlin focused on exploring the potential of generating audiences for queer archives, libraries, museums and special collections, with a special emphasis on the arts and artistic interventions.
The mission of the conference:
"GLBT ALMS 2006 is the first formal world conference for professional and anyone involved with GLBT archives, libraries, museums and special collections, and collectors of LGBT materials. Led by experts from the field, the conference will explore a range of current professional topics, including:
- Censorship and sexually-explicit material
- Integrating GLBT collections into the classroom
- Preservation issues
- Working with the media and more..." 
2006 GLBT ALMS Conference
- Minnesota, May 18–21
- Hosted by the Quatrefoil Library and the Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection in GLBT Studies
2008 GLBT ALMS Conference
- New York, May 8–10
- Hosted by the Center for LGBTQ Studies (CLAGS)
2011 LGBT ALMS Conference
- West Hollywood and UCLA, May 12–15
- Hosted by the June L. Mazer Lesbian Archives and the UCLA Library – Center for Women
2012 LGBTI ALMS Conference: "The Future of LGBTI Histories"
- Amsterdam, August 1–3
- Hosted by the International Homo/Lesbian Information center and Archive (IHLIA)
2016 LGBTQ+ ALMS Conference: "Without Borders"
- London, June 22–24
- Hosted by the City of London through London Metropolitan Archives in partnership with Bishopsgate Institute and the University of Westminster
2019 LGBTQ+ ALMS Conference: "Queering memory"
- Berlin, 27–29 June
- Hosted by Magnus-Hirschfeld-Gesellschaft, Feministisches Archiv, and Haus der Kulturen der Welt
- Sponsored by Hauptstadtkulturfonds, Stiftung Deutsche Klassenlotterie Berlin, and Bundesstiftung Magnus Hirschfeld
- "About | LGBTQ+ Archives, Libraries, Museums and Special Collections". lgbtqalms.co.uk. Retrieved 2017-05-02.
- "ALMS 2019 Berlin: Queering Memory. Archives, Libraries, Museums und Special Collections: An International LGBTIQ+ Conference". schwulesmuseum.de/presseaktuell/alms-conference-berlin-2019/?lang=en. Retrieved 2019-08-07.
- "GLBT ALMS 2006 Conference Program". GLBT ALMS 2006 Conference Program. 2006.
- Keim, Adam (2011). History of the Quatrefoil Library. Golden Valley, MN: Friends of the Bill of Rights Foundation. p. 103. ISBN 978-0-9668828-2-7.
- Greenblatt, Ellen (2011). Serving LGBTIQ library and archives users : essays on outreach, service, collections and access. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland and Company. p. 147. ISBN 9780786448944.
- "Andersen Library hosts international GLBT materials archiving conference". Minnesota Daily. 2006-05-24. Archived from the original on 2016-08-12. Retrieved 2016-06-18.