Saturday, May 02, 2009
Roberta Stevens elected ALA President for 2010-2011
"Roberta Stevens, outreach projects and partnerships officer at the Library of Congress and project manager for the National Book Festival, has been elected president of the American Library Association for the 2010-2011 term, defeating Kenton L. Oliver, executive director of the Stark County District Library in Canton, Ohio. As ALA president, Stevens will be the chief elected officer for the oldest and largest library organization in the world. The ALA has a membership of more than 67,000 librarians, library trustees and library supporters. Its mission is to promote the highest quality library and information services and public access to information. Stevens will become president-elect in July 2009, and will assume the ALA presidency in July 2010, following the ALA Annual Conference. She will serve a one-year term as president and a one-year term as Immediate Past President"