Saturday, November 14, 2009
Barbara A. Macikas named PLA executive director (USA)
"Barbara A. Macikas has been named executive director of the Public Library Association (PLA), a division of the American Library Association. Macikas, who was chosen from a nationwide pool of candidates, will assume her responsibilities at PLA on November 23, 2009. Macikas brings extensive association management experience to the position. She served as executive director of the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) and the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), divisions of the ALA, from May 2007 to May 2009. In that position, she worked with the boards of directors of two divisions, managed two budgets, directed all day-to-day operations, and facilitated the work of volunteers in both divisions. She also managed a grant-funded project and served on several internal task forces. She left this position in May 2009 to focus on association management projects and consulting."