Maureen Sullivan

Former ALA President Maureen Sullivan elected to honorary membership

Maureen Sullivan


The American Library Association (ALA) Council elected former ALA President Maureen Sullivan to honorary membership in the association, the ALA's highest honor, during the virtual 2022 Library Learning Experience. Honorary membership is conferred in recognition of outstanding contributions of lasting importance to libraries and librarianship.

Sullivan is honored for her lasting contribution to the field of librarianship through her service to the profession and ALA, her work on organizational change, leadership development, and her consulting practice that has reached thousands of librarians.

During her ALA presidency, she created the ALA Leadership Institute, an immersive leadership development program for future library leaders that she presented with Kathryn Deiss. It focuses on core competencies of leadership and is held annually in the Chicago area.

Awards Won

Title Year
ALA Honorary Membership 2022 - Winner(s)