Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Garcia-Febo Wins 2018–2019 ALA Presidency

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.  

An 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.

As 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.


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