[Libs-Or] Stroyan, Sullivan seek 2012-13 ALA Presidency

Diedre Conkling diedre08 at gmail.com
Sat Sep 25 00:30:04 PDT 2010

Sullivan seek 2012-13 ALA Presidency
By *JoAnne M Kempf*
Created *09/24/2010 - 14:40*

For Immediate Release
Fri, 09/24/2010 - 14:40

Contact: JoAnne M
Governance (gov)

CHICAGO - Susan Stroyan and Maureen Sullivan are the candidates for the
2012-13 presidency of the American Library Association (ALA).

Stroyan is the Information Services Librarian at the Ames Library at
Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, Ill. She has held leadership
positions in public, special, multitype library system, and academic
settings over the past 34 years.

Stroyan has been a member of ALA since 1975 serving as a member-at-large on
ALA Council from (1994-1998) and the ALA Self Study Committee (1992-1995).
She chaired the ALA Awards Committee (2008-2010). For ACRL, she was a member
of National Conference Executive Committee (1997-1998), (1999-2001), &

She has been both a participant and mentor in the Small College Mentor
Program, (1996-1997), (1998-1999), & (2007-2008). She served as
LAMAPresident (1991-1992) Stroyan served as president (2009-2010) for
Beta Phi
Mu International Library and Information Studies Honor Society. She has also
held offices in state and regional library associations including serving as
president of Illinois Library Association (1995-1996).

Stroyan’s honors include Illinois Academic Librarian of the Year (2000) and
Illinois State University Honored Alumna (2002).

She has a B.S. in library science from Illinois State University (1972), and
an M.S.(1973) and PhD (1986) in library science from the University
of Illinois.

“I’m inspired by our colleagues around the country that have achieved high
levels of success by leading their communities to new heights of library
awareness in these difficult economic times. Together we can continue to
strengthen all libraries building on their accomplishments. I have worked in
libraries since I was 16 years old. My front line experiences have provided
me the opportunity to perform or supervise most aspects of library work. I
am honored, humbled, and excited at the possible opportunity to serve
ALAas President.”

Sullivan serves as a consultant to numerous libraries of all types -
academic, public, school, law. health sciences and other special libraries –
and library consortia. In addition, she is a professor of practice in the
Ph.D. program, Managerial Leadership in the Information Professions, at the
Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science.

She spent 12 years as the human resources administrator in the libraries at
the University of Maryland (1977-1980) and at Yale University (1983-1991).
She was also the Management Training Specialist at the Association of
Research Libraries (1980-1983).

Sullivan is past president (1998-1999) of the Association of College and
Research Libraries (ACRL). She was also president of the Library
Administration and Management Association for the 1988-89 term.

Her other ALA activities include work as co-chair of ALA President Roberta
Stevens’ initiative, Our Authors, Our Advocates, co-chair of the Emerging
Leaders Initiative, 2006-08, chair of the Office for Library Personnel
Resources Advisory Committee, 1991-93 and chair of the Minority Fellow
Program Advisory Board, 1989-1995.

She was chosen the 2010 Academic/Research Librarian of the Year by the
Association of College and Research Libraries. Her other honors include the
American Library Association’s Elizabeth Futas Catalyst for Change Award
in 1999.

Sullivan received a BA in history (1974) and an MLS (1976) from the
University of Maryland.

“I’m delighted to have this opportunity,” she said. “The new strategic plan
offers an excellent framework for ALA to lead in the digital world. ALA must
be at the table when key decisions are made that will affect the future of
intellectual freedom, access to information, literacy, and
lifelong learning.”

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*Diedre Conkling
Lincoln County Library District
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Newport, OR  97365
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