Meet the 2017 Class of Emerging Leaders at a Poster Session during ALA Annual Conference

For Immediate Release
Tue, 06/20/2017


Beatrice Calvin

Manager, Professional Development



Attendees of the American Library Association’s (ALA) 2017 Annual Conference in Chicago are invited to meet the 2017 class of Emerging Leaders (EL) at a poster session and reception  on Friday, June 23, 2017, 2:30 p.m. in McCormick Place, Room W196b. The ALA 2017 class of ELs will showcase their final projects at the poster session. All are welcomed and encouraged to attend. Light refreshments will be served.


The poster session will be the culminating event for this class of Emerging Leaders. Since the ALA Midwinter Meeting, the groups have been working virtually on projects related to ALA or a professional concern. These groups have been supported by ALA staff and member guides from the profession. The poster session will allow each group to showcase its creative and innovative solutions for their projects.


Participants in the EL 2017 class come from across the United States and represent a variety of types of libraries. An ALA division, round table, chapter or an affiliate organization sponsored 70 percent of the participating Emerging Leaders. The Emerging Leaders program began as one of ALA Past-President Leslie Burger’s six initiatives. ALA has committed to making this program available annually for young and/or new library workers.

Come out on Friday during the ALA Annual Conference to meet, congratulate and encourage the 2017 Class of Emerging Leaders.


For more details on the Emerging Leaders program, visit the Emerging Leaders Web page.


The ALA Emerging Leaders program is managed by the ALA Office for Human Resource Development and Recruitment (HRDR).