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Meet the 2013 Emerging Leaders at the Friday poster session and reception

NEWS For Immediate Release May 21, 2013

Contact: Beatrice Calvin

CHICAGO — Attendees of the American Library Association’s (ALA) Annual Conference in Chicago are invited to meet the 2013 class of Emerging Leaders (EL) at a poster session and reception from 3 - 4 p.m. on Friday, June 28. The ALA 2013 class of ELs will showcase their final projects at the poster session, which will take place at the McCormick Place Convention Center, South Building, Room 405. All are welcomed and encouraged to attend.  Light refreshments will be served.

The poster session will be the culminating event for this class of Emerging Leaders.  Since the ALA Midwinter Meeting, the groups have been working virtually on projects related to ALA or a professional concern.  These groups have been supported by ALA staff and member guides from the profession.  The poster session will allow each group to showcase its creative and innovative solutions for their projects.

Participants in the EL ’13 class come from all across the United States and represent a variety of types of libraries. An ALA division, round table, chapter or an affiliate organization sponsored approximately 75 percent (or three-fourths) of the participating Emerging Leaders.  The Emerging Leaders program began as one of ALA Past-President Leslie Burger’s six initiatives. ALA has committed to making this program available annually for young and/or new library workers. Applications for the 2014 class of Emerging Leaders are now available.

Come out on Friday during the Annual Conference to meet, congratulate and encourage the 2013 Class of Emerging Leaders.

For more details on the Emerging Leaders program, visit the Emerging Leaders Web page.


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