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New ALA President and President-Elect

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:

  1. Advocacy
  2. Diversity and Inclusiveness
  3. 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.

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