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2023-2024 ALA President, Emily Drabinski

Drabinski, Associate Professor, Queens (N.Y.) College Graduate School of Library and Information Studies is the 2023-2024 president of the American Library Association (ALA).

Drabinski has served as chair of the International Relations Committee (2020-21), ALA councilor-at-large (2018-20) and chair of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Information Literacy Frameworks and Standards Committee (2019-20).

She is an active member of ACRL and Core (Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures). She was co-chair of the ACRL President’s Program Planning Committee (2020-21) and served as reviews editor for College & Research Libraries (2021-23). She is also a member of several round tables: the International Relations Round Table (IRRT), the Library Support Staff Interests Round Table (LSSIRT), the Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT), the Sustainability Round Table (SustainRT), and the Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table (EMIERT).

Drabinski is a member of several ALA affiliates: the Black Caucus of ALA (BCALA), REFORMA: The National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish-speaking, the American Indian Library Association, the Asian Pacific American Librarians Association, and the Chinese American Librarians Association.

Drabinski holds an MLIS from Syracuse University, a BA in political science from Columbia University and an MA in composition and rhetoric from Long Island University, Brooklyn.

To learn more about Emily Drabinski, please visit her website.

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