Magazine article American Libraries

Four Candidates to Run for 2016-2017 ALA Presidency

Magazine article American Libraries

Four Candidates to Run for 2016-2017 ALA Presidency

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James LaRue, CEO of LaRue and Associates in Castle Rock, Colorado; Julie Todaro, dean of library services at Austin (Texas) Community College; Joseph Janes, associate professor and chair of the MLIS program at the Information School of the University of Washington in Seattle; and JP Porcaro, acquisitions and technological discovery librarian at New Jersey City University in Jersey City, are candidates for the 2016-2017 presidency of the American Library Association (ALA).

LaRue has been an ALA member since 1994 and has served as a member of the ALA Digital Content and Libraries Working Group since 2010. Recently retired from Douglas County (Colo.) Libraries, he has also held offices on the Bibliographic Center for Research Board of Trustees and the OCLC Membership Council, and has served on numerous committees of the Colorado State Library and the Colorado Library Association, including holding its presidency in 1998-1999.

LaRue earned an MLS from the University of Illinois and a Bachelor of Science degree in philosophy and English from Illinois State University.

Todaro has been an ALA member since 1972 and has been active in ALA divisions and round tables including Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL), the Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA), the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), and the Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT). She was the 2007-2008 president of ACRL, the 2000-2001 president of the Texas Library Association (TLA), and 2012 chair of the Texas Council of Academic Librarians.

Todaro earned her DLS from Columbia University's School of Library Service, an MLS from the University of Texas Graduate School of Library Science (including school librarian all-level certification), and her Bachelor of Science degree in English and history from the University of Texas.

Janes and Porcaro are petition candidates for the presidency. …

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