Peggy Barber


Peggy Barber was formerly Associate Executive Director for Communication for the American Library Association (ALA). She established the ALA Public Information Office, Public Programs Office and the ALA Graphics program, including the well-known "Celebrity Read" poster series. She worked to implement the universal library logo, which appears on streets and roads across the country. She is co-author with Linda D. Crowe of Getting Your Grant: A How to Do It Manual for Librarians (Neal-Schuman Publishers). Peggy received the Lippincott Award for distinguished service to the library profession in 1999 and served as a principal consultant with Library Communication Strategies, Inc. in Chicago, Illinois.

A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of California, Riverside, Peggy held a master's degree in library science from Rutgers University. She served as coordinator for the Orange County Cooperative Library System and as a reference librarian for the Bay Area Reference Center, San Francisco Public Library before joining ALA. She chaired the National Coalition for Literacy and the Community Advisory Board of Chicago's public radio station, WBEZ. She passed away August 25, 2019.