ALSC selects Jacqueline Quinn as 2018 Emerging Leader
For Immediate Release
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The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced Jacqueline Quinn of the Great Neck Library, Great Neck, NY as its representative in the 2018 Emerging Leaders program.
Jacqueline Quinn is the Senior Librarian II at the Great Neck Library where she serves as the Assistant Department Head of Children’s Services. In December 2014, she graduated with her Master of Library Science (MLS) from Queens College, a City University of New York. During her time at Queens College she was a member of the Library and Information Studies Student Association (LISSA) and served as the 2013-2014 Vice-President. She has a wealth of experience in youth services and has been a member of ALSC and ALA since 2013.
“I believe working together with highly capable and motivated individuals is an important and valuable experience to bring back into the libraries we serve locally,” said Quinn. “Libraries have the opportunity to promote empathy through storytelling, book selections, program offerings, and by supporting media literacy.”
“We are pleased to welcome Jacqueline as our 2018 ALSC sponsored Emerging Leader,” said ALSC President, Nina Lindsay. “Her education along with her years of experience in youth services will benefit her work during the Emerging Leaders Program. We’re excited to learn how this experience will further support her career."
As ALSC’s representative for the 2018 Emerging Leader program, Quinn will attend the 2018 Midwinter Meeting in Denver, as well as the 2018 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans.
The Emerging Leaders program enables newer librarians from across the country to participate in workgroups, network with peers, gain an inside look into ALA's structure and have an opportunity to serve the profession in a leadership capacity. Emerging Leaders receive up to $1,000 each to participate in the Midwinter Meeting and Annual Conference, and each participant is expected to provide years of service to ALA or one of its units.
ALSC, a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is the world’s largest organization dedicated to the support and enhancement of library service to children. With a network of more than 4,000 children’s and youth librarians, literature experts, publishers and educational faculty, ALSC is committed to creating a better future for children through libraries. To learn more about ALSC, visit ALSC’s website: www.ala.org/alsc.