Election Candidate: Virginia B. Ginny Moore

  Virginia B. Ginny Moore

   Foundation at Large

Current Position:


Previous Positions:

Prince George's County Memorial Library System (PCMLS), Oxon Hill Branch Library
(2009-2012), Oxon Hill, MD
Librarian, Greenbelt Library. (PGCMLS) 1997-2009
Librarian, Anacostia Senior High School, Public Schools (DCPS), Washington, DC, 1980-1995; Librarian Kramer, Jr. High School, High School, Ballou Senior High School (1973-1975), Miner and Davis Elementary Schools, DCPS Washington, DC 1965--1980; Teacher, Young and Carver Elem. Schools, DCPS; 1958-1965;  Teacher, Adult Basic Education, 1984-1995.
Teacher, Young and Carver Elem. Schools, DCPS; 1958-1965; Taylorsville, NC, Warrenton, NC Public Schools, 1954-1958.

Degrees and Certificates:

MLS University of Maryland, 1970:  BS Winston-Salem Teachers College (State University), 1954

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

ALA Councilor-At-Large 1983-1991;  1996---;  Member:  ALA Legacy Society, 2013;   ALA Grassroots Subcommittee on Legislation, 2011-2012; Trustee, LeRoy C. Merritt Humanitarian Fund 2002-2006;  Committee on Committees, 2005-2006;  Resolutions Committee, 2002-2004; Council Orientation Committee, 1992, Director, Intellectual Freedom Round Table, 1989-1991;  Chair, ALA/SRRT Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Task Force, 1999-2012; Member, AASL National School Library Media Month Committee, 1984-1988. DC Association of School Librarians (DCASL), Chair, Intellectual Freedom Committee, 1983-1985;  Chair, Legislation Committee, 1990;  President, 1971-1973;  Chair and Presenter, Conferences and Workshops, 1966-1995;  Chair, DCASL/World Book, Inc.  City-Wide Book Cover Design Contest, 1986-1994. DC Association of School Librarians (DCASL), Chair, Intellectual Freedom Committee, 1983-1985;  Chair, Legislation Committee, 2990;  President, 1971-1973;  Chair and Presenter, Conferences and Workshops, 1966-1995;  Chair, DCASL/World Book, Inc. City-Wide Book Cover Design Contest, 1986-1994;  Membership:  ALA (Life), DCLA, Freedom to Read Foundation, Maryland Library Association;  President, Nu State (DC), Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, 1097-1999;  President, League of Women Voters, Prince George's County, MD, 2000-2005;  Member, League of Women Voters United States Lobby Corps, 2004-2007;  Presenter, Church & Synagogue Library Council 1975-1980, 1999. 

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

Speaker, Jean E. Coleman Library Outreach Lecture, ALA/OLOS, 2014; Cited:  Liu, Mimi. "Exhibit honors Sojourner Truth School," Washington Post, The (DC) 7 Jul 2001, F, Home-Local Living:  T4.  NewsBank. Web. 23 Dec. 2011.  "Outstanding Church Librarian Award"  Church & Synagogu4e Library Association, 2001;  American Libraries, March 2005, October 1988;  ALA/ALTA National Advocacy Honor Roll, 2000;  Freedom to Read Roll of Honor, January 1999;  "Outstanding Library/Media Specialist Award"  DC Association of School Librarians/DC Public Schools, 1988;  "AASL Celebrates First National School Library Media Month," School Library Media Quarterly, Spring, 1985;  "On the Cutting Edge --Library Media by Rosalind Miller, Today's Education Annual Edition, 1984-1985;  U.S. Congressional Record, Hon. Major R. Owens (D-NY) May 24, 1984.

Major Accomplishments:

Call to Action Speaker, ALA-SRRT Martin Luther King Sunrise Celebration, 2014; Honoree,
200 Years of Education in the Nation’s Capital, 1804-2004; Delta Chapter (DC), Delta Kappa Gamma Society International (Key Women Educators), 2005;  Delegate, ALA/SLA Legislative
Day with Friends of the DC Public Library, 1993-1994;  Chair, SIRS (Social Issues Resources Series) City-Wide Essay Contest, 1986-1994; Member, 1st People to People Library& Information Science Delegation to the People’s Republic of China, 1985.


“The Photographic Record,” The School Librarian’s Workshop, February 1996.   
“Writer’s Voices Series:  A Plus for Adult Literacy,” Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA), February 1991; “Black Literature/Materials,” VOYA, February1987
Researcher, Williams, Helen E.  Books by African American Authors and Illustrators for Children and Young Adults.   Chicago:  American Library Association. 1991.

Statement of Professional Concerns:

Throughout the years, I have held the American Library Association in highest esteem and I consider United for Libraries a very important Division. As a retired school librarian and a front line/grassroots public librarian, I continue my commitment and dedication to serve the profession through collaboration with colleagues in school, public, academic, and special libraries. Also, my efforts continue to promote libraries through successful cooperation with members of education, business, and civic organizations on the local, state, and national levels   If elected, as a strong advocate for children and youth, I would endeavor to support the leadership toward goals of lifelong learning, diversity, equity of access, inclusion, and intellectual freedom along with increased funding and other benefits for  libraries, library workers, and our profession.

Member of ALA since: