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Saturday, April 30, 2011

Maureen Sullivan wins 2012-13 ALA presidency

Maureen Sullivan wins 2012-13 ALA presidencyMaureen Sullivan, an organization development consultant, has been elected to the 2012-13 presidency of the American Library Association. Sullivan defeated Susan Stroyan, information services librarian at the Ames Library at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, Ill. Sullivan received 5,259 votes. Stroyan received 3,642 votes. As ALA president, Sullivan will be the chief elected officer for the oldest and largest library organization in the world. The ALA has a membership of more than 62,000 librarians, library trustees and library supporters. Its mission is to promote the highest quality library and information services and public access to information. "I am humbled and honored to have been elected to serve the dynamic profession of librarianship," Sullivan said. "I look forward to working with Sue Stroyan and other members who will help ALA lead the 21st century information revolution."

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