For immediate release | May 13, 2016

Meet the 2016 class of Emerging Leaders at a poster session during ALA Annual Conference

Attendees of the American Library Association’s (ALA) 2016 Annual Conference in Orlando are invited to meet the 2016 class of Emerging Leaders (EL) at a poster session and reception from 3 - 4 p.m. on Friday, June 24, 2016.

The ALA 2016 class of ELs will showcase their final projects at the poster session, which will take place in the Orange County Convention Center, room S320 A-C. 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 2016 class come from all across the United States and Canada, and represent a variety of types of libraries. An ALA division, round table, chapter or an affiliate organization sponsored almost 75 percent 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 ALA Annual Conference to meet, congratulate and encourage the 2016 Class of Emerging Leaders.

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

The ALA Office for Human Resource Development and Recruitment (HRDR) manages the Emerging Leaders program.

Related Links

Emerging Leaders Web page

ALA Office for Human Resource Development and Recruitment (HRDR)


Beatrice Calvin

Manager, Professional Development

Office for Human Resource Development & Recruitment (HRDR)