Magazine article Computers in Libraries

2002 Library & Information Technology Association (LITA). (People & Places)

Magazine article Computers in Libraries

2002 Library & Information Technology Association (LITA). (People & Places)

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ALA has made several announcements:

Keith Michael Fiels has been appointed the new executive director for ALA. He is currently the director of the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. He is an active member of ALA and also serves on various state library associations. Fiels has received the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies Leadership Achievement Award and the Library Public Relations Council Award. He is the current president of the Chief Officers of State Library Agencies.

Fiels holds a B.A. and an M.L.S. from the State University of New York-Buffalo.

It was announced that the current director of the Westchester Library System, Mitch Freedman, is the new president of ALA. He will serve a 1-year term.

Freedman is a five-term member of the ALA Council and past president of LITA. He has also chaired the ALA Pay Equity Committee and the Public Library Association Committee on Cataloging Needs of Public Libraries. His prior experience includes leading automated cataloging efforts and heading tech services at the Hennepin County (Minnesota) Library. …

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