Meet the 2012 Emerging Leaders, see their projects at the Friday poster session during ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim

For Immediate Release
Tue, 05/29/2012

Contact:

Beatrice Calvin
Program Officer
Human Resource Development and Recruitment (HRDR)
1-800-545-2433 ext.4280
bcalvin@ala.org

CHICAGO — Attendees of the ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim are invited to meet the 2012 class of Emerging Leaders (EL) at a poster session and reception from 3 - 4 p.m. on Friday, June 22. The ALA 2012 class of ELs will showcase their final projects at the poster session, which will take place at the Anaheim Convention Center, Room 303AB. 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 mentors from the profession.  The poster session will allow each group to showcase its creative and innovative solutions for their projects.

Participants in the EL ’12 class come from all across the United States, British Columbia and the United Kingdom, and represent a variety of types of libraries. An ALA division, round table, chapter or an ALA affiliate organization sponsored approximately one-third 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. Applications for the 2013 class of Emerging Leaders can be accessed on the Emerging Leaders Web page.  Deadline to apply is Aug. 3, 2013.

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

For general information about the ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim, Calif., June 21-26, 2012, visit www.alaannual.org.