CHICAGO - After a nationwide search for the American Library Association’s (ALA) new Associate Executive Director (AED), Washington, D.C. Office, ALA has announced the appointment of Kathi Kromer to the role. Kromer will join the ALA Washington Office team on Monday, June 5, 2017.
Prior to joining ALA, Kromer was with The Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Association for 11 years where she was their Vice President, Strategy and Outreach.
CHICAGO - The American Library Association (ALA) has announced that it will enlist the services of Isaacson, Miller to identify and select ALA’s new executive director. ALA’s current Executive Director, Keith Michael Fiels, will retire on July 31, 2017.
ALA has established a search committee to work with Isaacson, Miller during the selection process. The search is scheduled to begin by the end of May, with final interviews scheduled for the end of October.
CHICAGO - After a nationwide search for the American Library Association’s new Associate Executive Director for Publishing, we are pleased to announce the appointment of Mary Mackay to the role. Mary will start her new position on June 5th.
Mary has been with ALA since 2005 and from 2005 to 2011, served as the Director of Marketing and Marketing Strategy for ALA Publishing.
CHICAGO — Monique le Conge Ziesenhenne, director of the Palo Alto (California) City Library, has been elected 2018-2019 president of the Public Library Association (PLA). She will serve a three-year term beginning after 2017 ALA Annual Conference in June, including one year each as president-elect (2017–2018), president (2018–2019) and past-president (2019–2020).
CHICAGO – Loida García-Febo, Asesora internacional de bibliotecología y presidenta de International Information New Wave en Brooklyn, Nueva York, fue elegida para la presidencia de la Asociación de Bibliotecas de los Estados Unidos.
ORLANDO, Fla.—Ever felt frustrated by the prospect of another unfunded mandate from the federal, local or state government? Empower yourself, your library and your community by learning to navigate major e-government resources and websites by attending “E-Government Services At your Library: Conquering An Unfunded Mandate,” a conference session that takes place at the 2016 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Orlando, Fla.
BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — Steve Laird, president of the Reference Division of Infogroup, has been elected 2016-2017 United for Libraries vice president/president elect.
Laird has served as a United for Libraries board member since 2012, and has chaired the United for Libraries Awards Committee and served on the division’s Corporate Development Task Force and Finance & Audit Task Force. He was general manager then vice president of sales of the Reference Division of Infogroup before taking his current position as president.
CHICAGO – Libraries from Maine to Hawaii will offer activities to teach members of their communities how to sharpen their financial decision-making skills during “Money Smart Week, April 23-30, 2016.
We can all improve our money management skills. But where can we discover the resources to learn how to secure our financial future? How can we be sure we are relying on trusted sources of information? And how much will we have to spend on financial planners? The answers are as close as your local library – and they are available free of charge.