Tuesday, May 21, 2013
St. Michael's College
Barbara Stripling, an assistant professor of practice at Syracuse University and former director of school library media services for New York City public schools, has been elected president of the American Library Association for the 2013-14 term.
As president of the oldest and largest library organization in the world, Stripling says she's honored to serve at "this critical and exciting time for our nation's libraries."
"As we make our association more inclusive, diverse and collaborative, we can support our members' efforts to transform their libraries into virtual and face-to-face community centers of conversation, equitable access to information, lifelong learning and civic engagement," she says.
Get down with your funky shelf!
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