Jerry Krois named ASCLA president

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ALA News Release

For Immediate Release

July 2001

Jerry Krois named ASCLA president

Jerry Krois is the new president of the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA). He assumed office in July.

"ASCLA is the division at the forefront of leadership development, emerging issues and advocacy," Krois stated. "During my year as president I hope to offer exciting and stimulating leadership programs at conference, strengthen our relationship with Association for Library Trustees and Advocates (ALTA) and establish communications with graduate schools and their students."

Krois is deputy state librarian at Wyoming State Library and previously served as library development officer and Wyoming Libraries Database (WYLD) system manager.

An active member of ALA, Krois served as the Wyoming ALA chapter councilor, chair of the ASCLA/Library Services Technology Act (LSTA) Coordinators Discussion Group and member of the ASCLA/State Library Agency Section (SLAS) Executive Committee.

He has served as president of the Wyoming Library Association, as a board member of the Bibliographical Center for Research Board of Trustees, Federal-State Cooperative System (FSCS)/Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) state coordinator and was a delegate to the 1990 White House Conference on Library and Information Services. Krois received the Wyoming Library Association Distinguished Service Award in 1994.

Krois has a bachelor's degree in sociology from Regis University, Denver, and a master's degree in librarianship and information management from the University of Denver.

ASCLA is devoted to the development of specialized and cooperative library activities. Its 1,000 members represent state library agencies, specialized library agencies, multitype library cooperatives and librarians who work outside of traditional library settings.