Magazine article American Libraries

Emerging Leaders Poised for Action

Magazine article American Libraries

Emerging Leaders Poised for Action

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What's it like to be selected as an Emerging Leader? Find out about this year's class of 56 up-and -coming librarians in our cover story. beginning on page 22. Once again we're featuring each Emerging Leader on trading cards, which will be available at the 2014 ALA Annual Conference and Exhibition in Las Vegas. Not only are these leaders smart and savvy, they've got a sense of humor, too. I enjoyed chatting and laughing with the ELs as they posed for their card photos. They began their project assignments and had a day of discussion and training at Midwinter; look for their project results at Annual. A thank-you for the cards goes to our advertising sponsors, including the University of Wisconsin--Madison School of Information Studies, which now offers an ML1S with a Public Library Leadership program. OCLC is also an advertising sponsor.

A healthy number (more than 12,000) of hardy souls braved flight cancellations and prickly weather to attend Midwinter in Philly in late January. It was well worth the minor inconvenience to visit a bustling exhibit hall with 421 exhibit booths; hear Ishmael Beah, Wes Moore, and other authors speak; sample beer and cheesy vegan food at the What's Cooking @ ALA stage; sit in on Council conversations; and attend programs. As I listened to a prison librarian and a school librarian talk about their patrons finding meaning in Moore's first book, The Other Wes Moore, it made me proud to be a part of this organization. These are librarians who help open the world through reading. …

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