It’s hard to believe that just a year ago, I was ready to boycott ALA. Shortly after writing that post, I received a phone call from Pete Bromberg who encouraged me to be part of the change that needs to happen within ALA. I received the same encouragement from many other people…too many to name, but you know who you are.
And now it is with pleasure that I announce that I have been elected to serve on the board of the CLENE (Continuing Library Education Network Exchange) Round Table of ALA.
Thank you CLENE members for electing me to represent you on the Board. I am excited about the opportunity especially having just completed a PR and Marketing Campaign proposal for CLENE. During the next year I am hoping to widely publicize not only CLENE but the benefits and value of continuing education and lifelong learning. It’s my hope that we can increase the status of our profession so that we are seen as leaders and key decision makers within libraries and to ensure that learning continues to be valued.