Federal Librarian Winter 2009
Roberta Stevens, Federal Librarian, Seeks ALA Presidency
Roberta Stevens, Outreach Projects and Partnerships Officer at the Library of Congress and Project Manager of the National Book Festival, is running for ALA President.A federal librarian for nearly 24 years, Stevens began her career as a school librarian. She headed up media services for the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, a college of the Rochester Institute of Technology, and directed technical services at the Fairfax County Public Library before joining the Library of Congress. She was the Program Manager for the Library of Congress Bicentennial Program (1998-2000) and has been Project Manager for the National Book Festival since its beginning in 2001.Long active in ALA, Stevens serves on ALA’s Executive Board and the Finance and Audit Committee (2006–2009) and is currently the Executive Board’s representative on the Seven Measures of Success Working Group. She previously served on the Committee on Legislation (2001–2006) and chaired its Privacy (2004–2005) and Telecommunications (2006) Subcommittees. Stevens has a Web site, www.robertastevens.com.