Long-time RUSA member, Ed Garcia, elected to ALA Executive Board

For Immediate Release
Wed, 02/14/2018


Jessica Hughes

Executive Director

Reference and User Services Association (RUSA)


CHICAGO - The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) is pleased to announce that long-time RUSA member and current RUSA Director-at-Large has been elected to the ALA Executive Board. In addition to his service to RUSA, Garcia is a member of LITA, PLA, GAMERT, GLBTRT and many other groups within ALA. Garcia is the Director of the Cranston Public Library in Cranston, RI.
RUSA President Chris LeBeau commented, “Ed has served RUSA so well and we are thrilled about his election to the ALA Executive Board. His wisdom, insight and good humor will be an asset to his fellow board members and his experience will benefit every member of ALA.”

About RUSA

The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of the American Library Association, represents librarians and library staff in the fields of reference, specialized reference, collection development, readers’ advisory and resource sharing. RUSA is the foremost organization of reference and information professionals who make the connections between people and the information sources, services and collection materials they need. Learn more about RUSA.

About ALA

Established in 1876, the American Library Association (ALA) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization created to provide leadership in the transformation and the development, promotion, and improvement of library and information services as well as the profession of librarianship in order to enhance learning and ensure access to information for all.