For immediate release | May 20, 2014

Meet the 2014 Class of Emerging Leaders at a Poster Session during ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO — Attendees of the American Library Association’s (ALA) Annual Conference in Las Vegas are invited to meet the 2014 class of Emerging Leaders (EL) at a poster session and reception from 3 - 4 p.m. on Friday, June 27. The ALA 2014 class of ELs will showcase their final projects at the poster session, which will take place at the Las Vegas Hotel, Pavilion 01. 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 guides from the profession. The poster session will allow each group to showcase its creative and innovative solutions for their projects.

Participants in the EL ’14 class come from all across the United States and Switzerland, and represent a variety of types of libraries. An ALA division, round table, chapter or an affiliate organization sponsored approximately 75 percent (or three-fourths) 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.

Come out on Friday during the Annual Conference to meet, congratulate and encourage the 2014 Class of Emerging Leaders.

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


Beatrice Calvin

Program Officer

Office for Human Resource Development and Recruitment (HRDR)