The American Library Association (ALA) Emerging Leaders (EL) program is a leadership development program which enables newer library workers from across the country to participate in problem-solving work groups, network with peers, gain an inside look into ALA structure, and have an opportunity to serve the profession in a leadership capacity. It puts participants on the fast track to ALA committee volunteerism as well as other professional library-related organizations.
RUSA's 2020 Emerging Leader: Amanda Roper
RUSA is pleased to announce that Amanda Roper has been selected as our 2020 Emerging Leader! Amanda is an Assistant Librarian at Chattanooga State Community College.
ALA’s Emerging Leader Program is designed to enable library staff and information workers to participate in project planning work groups, network with peers, gain an inside look into ALA structure, and have an opportunity to serve the profession in a leadership capacity early in their careers.
Past Emerging Leaders:
2017: Stacy Gilbert - University of Colorado
2016: Catherine Damiani
2015: Beth Boatright - Florida State University
2014: Katelyn Angell - Lon Island University Brooklyn
2013: Alicia Finley - NC Central University School of Library & Info Science
2012: Emily Hamstrta
2011: Kate Kosturski - JSTOR/Portico
2010: Edward Garcia - Cranston Public Library