Election Candidate: Donna K. McDonald

Donna K. McDonald  Donald K. McDonald


Current Position:

Director, Arkansas River Valley Regional Library System, Dardanelle, AR

Degrees and Certificates:

University of Oklahoma, MLIS; University of Arkansas, BA

Offices held in the ALA/APA, state/regional library associations, and other associations (include DATES):

American Library Association: School Library Taskforce; Advocacy Committee, Advocacy Coordinating Group, CPLA review Committee; PLA: Member, Turning the Page 2.0 trainer, President United for Libraries, 2011-2012; Executive Board member United for Libraries, 2012-2013. Trustee Division, Chair, United for Libraries, 2010, Chair; Legislative Committee of the Arkansas Library Association, 2009. Member Arkansas State Library Board 2004-2011; Leadership Arkansas, Class II; President elect Lambda Chapter, Beta Phi Mu

Honors and Awards (library and non-library, including DATES):

Bessie B Moore Trustee Award, Arkansas Library Association 2009; Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary International


Co-authored, “A Library Board’s Practical Guide to Self-Evaluation” (available from United for Libraries)

Statement of Professional Concerns:

Libraries of all kinds need supporters and advocates who are committed, well trained and aware of the many challenges facing libraries today. United for Libraries is the division for these types of supporters. United is a fairly new division, built on the strength of ALTA and FOLUSA. I am wanting to help this Division grow in strength and numbers.

Member of ALA since: