ALA News reports that “after a nationwide search for the American Library Association’s (ALA) new Associate Executive Director (AED), Washington, D.C. Office, ALA has announced the appointment of Kathi Kromer to the role. Kromer will join the ALA Washington Office team on Monday, June 5, 2017.
Prior to joining ALA, Kromer was with The Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Association for 11 years where she was their Vice President, Strategy and Outreach.
While with ALS, Kromer created and executed public policy and outreach strategy for ALS, with the goals of raising awareness, improving the lives of people with ALS, advancing ALS research, increasing organizational and government funding, and creating strategic partnerships. She worked collaboratively in cross-functional teams to integrate mission priorities of advocacy, care services, and research…”
- EBSCO, in Partnership with American Library Association, Awards Scholarships for Librarians to Attend 2017 Annual Conference
According to Library Technology Guides “the American Library Association (ALA) and EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) are making it easier for seven librarians to attend the ALA Annual Conference after winning EBSCO-ALA scholarships. Each scholarship provides up to $1,000 to help defray the cost of travel and other expenses to the conference taking place in Chicago on June 22-27.
These awards are given annually to help facilitate the rich opportunities for professional development and networking that the conference offers librarians. Applications were judged by an ALA-designated jury.
The scholarship winners include five first-time attendees from the U.S. and beyond. The winners are:
- Elizabeth DeZouche, Instruction Librarian, Thomas University Library, Thomasville, Georgia.
- Hannah Buckland, Director of Library Services, Bezhigoogahbow Library, Leech Lake Tribal College, Cass Lake, Minnesota.
- Heather Brown, Teacher & Librarian (Grades K-8), St. Joseph School, Herndon, Virginia.
- Iman Powe-Maynard, School Librarian, Leonard Dober Elementary, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.
- Lauren Seegmiller, Public Services Apprentice, Norlin Library, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado.
- Ramon Masis Rojas, Associate Professor, Library Information Science School, University of Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica.
- Regina Sierra Carter, Teaching & Learning Librarian, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia.
KnowledgeSpeak reports that “Knowledge Unlatched (KU), the Open Access initiative supporting monographs in the humanities and social sciences, has expanded its team with two new colleagues from July 2017, due to the dynamic growth of its OA initiative. Catherine Anderson has joined as Sales Director in order to co-ordinate the worldwide sales activities, and Hannah Schroeder will be responsible for supporting libraries around the world…”