On June 29th, Molly Raphael, former director of libraries at Multnomah County Library in Portland, Ore. and the District of Columbia Public Library in Washington, D.C., began her term as 2011-2012 president of the American Library Association (ALA). You can learn more about her background here, http://ala.org/ala/newspresscenter/news/pr.cfm?id=7642.
Some of Molly’s presidential initiatives/priorities include:
- Diversity and Inclusiveness
- Defending libraries’ core values
Read more details here, http://mollyraphael.org/?page_id=20.
The new President-Elect is Maureen Sullivan who some, or many of you may know. She faciliated the New England Library Leadership Symposium a few years ago and did an incredible job. Currently, she is a library consultant and a professor of practice in the Ph.D. program, Managerial Leadership in the Information Professions, at the Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science. She also was the 2010 Academic/Research Librarian of the Year as selected by the Association of College and Research Libraries. You can learn more about Maureen here, http://maureensullivan.org.