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COSLA's Stacey Aldrich is Candidate for American Library Association President

Read the full announcement including all candidate bios here.  Aldrich served as COSLA's President from 2018 - 2020 and currently serves on the COSLA Board in the Immediate Past President role.


Stacey Aldrich currently serves on the ALA Center for the Future of Libraries Advisory Group (2019–2021) and ALA President-Elect Patty Wong’s presidential advisory committee (2020–2022). She is a member of the Public Library Association (PLA), the Association of Specialized Government and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASGCLA), and has held an ALA membership for more than 20 years.

She has served in several leadership roles, including director, Hawaii Library Association (2017); deputy secretary for the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, Pennsylvania Department of Education, State Library of Pennsylvania (2012–2015); state librarian, California State Library (2009–2012); and board member, Association of Professional Futurists (2007–2010). Aldrich is a past president of ASGCLA (2013–2014).

‘Aloha! I am honored to be on the ballot with such amazing librarians this year,’ said Aldrich. ‘I became a librarian because I believe that libraries are the keepers of our collective stories and places of opportunity and hope in the communities we serve. We are dedicated to the success of each person who walks through our physical or virtual doors.

‘The American Library Association is our special place. It is where our profession comes together to build relationships, learn, advocate, and create the future. I would consider it an extreme privilege to represent our intelligent, passionate, and dedicated profession and work with our community to build a future that will nourish and support our members, libraries, and the places we call home. Mahalo for your consideration!’

Aldrich holds an MLS and a BA in Russian language and literature from the University of Pittsburgh.

  • 26 October 2020
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