About the Honorary Membership
Honorary membership may be conferred on a living citizen of any country whose contribution to librarianship or a closely related field is so outstanding that it is of lasting importance to the advancement of the whole field of library service. It is intended to reflect honor upon the ALA as well as upon the individual.
K. Wayne Smith
Sidney R. Yates
Co-chair and Trustee, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Microsoft Founder; Co-chair and Trustee, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation