Friday, May 3, 2013

Courtney Young elected 2014-2015 ALA president

Mug shot: Courtney Louise Young
Courtney Louise Young
I’m glad to learn the results of the election for 2014-2015 American Library Association president.

In her candidate’s statement in the March/April 2013 American Libraries, Courtney Louise Young seemed personable and accessible. I could relate to Young’s early memories from the San Antonio Public Library summer reading program. Like Young, libraries have always been a major part of my life.

The president has a column in each issue of American Libraries and I’m looking forward to reading more of her work.

Young is head librarian at Penn State Greater Allegheny. According to Laurie Borman for American Libraries: Inside Scoop, Young received 5,391 votes in the ALA election. Her competitor, Barbara Froling Immroth, professor at the University Texas at Austin School of Information, received 5,029 votes.

I honor the dedication of both candidates.

Borman noted that Young will become president-elect at the close of the 2013 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago. She will assume the ALA presidency at the close of the 2014 ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas.

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