Brenda Bailey-Hainer elected ASCLA President 2009-2010

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For Immediate Release

May 15, 2008

Brenda Bailey-Hainer elected ASCLA President 2009-2010

CHICAGO—Brenda Bailey-Hainer is the new president-elect of the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA). She will begin her term as president-elect in July 2008. Bailey-Hainer will assume the presidency in 2009-2010.

”ASCLA members touch libraries of every type and size through their consortia, state library agencies and specialized service agencies,” said Bailey-Hainer. “I’m honored and delighted to serve an organization with the potential to have a huge impact on libraries, their staffs and their constituents.”

Bailey-Hainer is the president and CEO at BCR, (Bibliographical Center for Research), Aurora (Colo.), and previously served as director, Networking and Resource Sharing, Colorado State Library, Denver. In 2001, she was named Librarian of the Year by the Colorado Library Association.

As an active member of ASCLA, Bailey-Hainer served on the Executive Committee of the State Library Agencies Section and wrote, "Moving Mountains: A Report of the Symposium," that appeared in the Winter 2006 issue of the division’s quarterly online newsletter Interface.

Bailey-Hainer has a bachelor of fine arts degree from Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green (Ohio), and a master’s degree in library science from Kent State University, Kent (Ohio). She is a doctoral candidate in the School of Public Affairs at the University of Colorado at Denver.

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