Congratulations to Loida Garcia-Febo, international library consultant and president of Information New Wave in Brooklyn, New York, on her election as president-elect of the American Library Association.
ALA member for 15 years, Loida has served the library profession
both domestically and internationally. Her organization, Information New
Wave, is a non-profit organization seeking to bring access to
information to underserved populations. She
is also very active in IFLA (the International Federation of Library
Associations) and currently sits on their governing board, and
Reforma (The National Association to Promote Library and Information
Services to Latinos and the Spanish-Speaking).
Garcia-Febo has been an active member of the International Relations Round Table, currently serving as chair-elect. She is the recipient of the 2015 Reforma Elizabeth Martinez Lifetime Achievement Award and was named a Notable Member on ALA’s International Relations Round Table. IRRT is thrilled at her successful bid for the ALA presidency.
ALA president, Loida Garcia-Febo will be the chief elected officer for the
oldest and largest library association in the world. She will serve as
president-elect for one year before stepping into her role as president
at the close of the 2018 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans.